Why choose Ochsner Health for lung cancer care?
Lung cancer is the No. 1 cause of cancer deaths for both men and women. But at Ochsner Health, we see people, not cases. Our highly experienced, multidisciplinary team is dedicated to doing everything possible to help you fight this disease.
As the largest lung cancer program in the region, we offer the latest, most advanced diagnostic and treatment options, including robotic surgeries, ablative radiation therapy (radiation that destroys a tumor) and targeted chemotherapy. In September 2021, we became the first hospital in Louisiana to offer robotic-assisted bronchoscopy for biopsy of the lung. We also conduct and participate in leading-edge clinical trials to continue to push research forward and develop newer and better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat all forms of lung cancer.
In 1939, Dr. Alton Ochsner, one of Ochsner's founders, was one of the first to discover the link between tobacco use and lung cancer. He then dedicated the rest of his life to educating the world on the dangerous effects of smoking. Today, Ochsner has a lung cancer screening program that ensures screening access is available to patients in every region.
Our nationally recognized program has been designated as a High Performing Hospital by U.S. News & World Report for lung cancer surgery, and our radiation department is accredited by the American College of Radiology.