As we continue to work to protect our community from COVID-19, many of the groups and classes may be on hiatus for in-person meetings during this time. We will update the website and calendar when these sessions resume.
The Ochsner Cancer Institute provides a cancer care team and support services for patients who are undergoing cancer treatment. Ochsner believes in providing the highest quality experience while treating each patient by offering a wide range of services including oncology support groups, an onsite dietician, Psychosocial Oncologist and oncology social workers. Healing Yoga classes are offered to patients.
Ochsner offers multiple FREE classes and support groups for patients and their families before, during and after chemotherapy.
For more information on dates and times, click here.
Registration is required. Recommended for patients who will be receiving chemotherapy as part of their treatment plan. The class includes a small group of patients and covers topics such as:
- What to expect, what to bring and what is provided during infusion
- Information on the most common side effects you may experience
- How to recognize problems during treatment
- Infection and food safety precautions
- Other Ochsner resources available to you
Each patient should attend one session. Feel free to bring a family member or a friend.
This class is open to all cancer survivors, men & women.
- Class at no cost to patient
- Maximum 10 participants per class
- Course consists of a single class for 5 consecutive weeks
- Sign up will be for all 5 weeks on a first come, first served basis
Meditation classes are held Wednesdays, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. at The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center, 1516 Jefferson Hwy., 3rd Floor Multipurpose Room (Room 3M705), New Orleans, LA 70121.
August 5, 2021 Update: The class schedule is currently on hold. Check back for updates as to when the classes will restart.
Please contact Lacy Mills at 504-842-3910 for more information or to sign up for a 5-week course.
Nutrition for Cancer Survivors
Maintaining good nutrition throughout cancer treatment can be very challenging. Eating the right foods during and after treatment can help you feel better and stay stronger. Nutrition for Cancer Survivors meets periodically throughout the year.
View our online calendar for upcoming live cooking demonstrations and details!
Yoga Classes can help relax your mind and center your thoughts. They can also help you maintain flexibility and may help you cope with symptoms from cancer and chemotherapy. No prior yoga experience necessary.
View our online calendar for upcoming classes.
Healing Yoga for Cancer Survivors in New Orleans and Northshore
Registration is not required.
Young Survivors Yoga
Registration is required. For ages 45 and under.
Cancer Support Groups
Cancer Support Groups offer physician, oncology social worker and dietician speakers that will address an array of topics, followed by an open group discussion. Presentations are designed to support the patient with topics such as sexuality and cancer, lymphedema, meditation & relaxation techniques, nutrition, massage, social security disability benefit and much more. Support groups are designed to be informational and empowering for both the survivor and their caregivers.
View our online calendar for upcoming classes
Breast Cancer Support Group in New Orleans and Baton Rouge
Registration is not required.
This support group is focused on patients in all stages of their diagnosis and treatment. We welcome patients and their families to these informative sessions!
View our online calendar for upcoming meetings.