Lung Cancer: A Multidiscipinary Program Approach Means Hope
The #1 cancer that kills women isn’t breast cancer; it’s lung cancer. It’s also the most deadly cancer in men. With our multidisciplinary approach and distinguished history in the battle against lung cancer, Ochsner is giving patients what they need to fight back.
As a national leader in treating lung cancer, our programs don’t just meet the national standard, they exceed them.
In addition, our research team conducts cutting edge clinical trials to test new methods of prevention and treatment. Ochsner also has the largest program in the Gulf South performing minimally invasive lung cancer surgeries.
A team of physicians, surgeons and other healthcare professionals dedicated to lung cancer diagnosis and treatment work together to deliver the most effective treatment and support available—so you have the benefit of specialized knowledge that can make all the difference in your treatment, quality of life and recovery.
A dedicated nurse navigator works with patients and referring providers to facilitate scheduling appointments and obtaining records.
Performing traditional as well as minimally invasive thoracic and robotic surgical procedures, our board certified thoracic surgeons routinely treat patients with:
- Lung cancer
- Nodules, masses, effusions and other potential lung cancer indicators
- Thymic tumors, mediastinal masses and other thoracic malignancies
Ochsner has the only multispeciality program in the region focusing on lung-sparing advanced therapeutics for mesothelioma. Our lung cancer program offers the latest advances in cancer imaging, robotic surgical techniques, image-guided radiation therapy and targeted chemotherapy.
A Legacy of Cancer Treatment
In 1939, Dr. Alton Ochsner co-authored the initial report linking smoking to lung cancer. He went on to pioneer lung cancer treatment. Continuing his legacy motivates us still as we look for new ways to stop cancer in its tracks.
Contact a nurse coordinator by calling toll-free 1-877-356-1647 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lung Cancer Screening with CT Low Dose
Schedule your lung screening today!
- The lung cancer screening costs $150
- You need an order from your physician
- Call 504-842-LUNG for more information or to schedule your screening
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women.
If you are between the ages of 55 and 77 and have a history of smoking 30 packs or more each year, you are at the highest risk for lung cancer. Regardless of whether you still smoke or you quit within the last 15 years, it is highly recommended that you get screened for lung cancer as soon as possible.
Early detection is critical to winning the fight against lung cancer.
Screening for lung cancer is vitally important because lung cancer doesn’t start causing symptoms until it has spread. The National Lung Screening Trial, of which Ochsner was an original participant, showed that screening is an effective way to improve people’s chances of surviving lung cancer, since lung cancer is most treatable before it causes symptoms.
Ochsner’s lung cancer screening is painless and takes about five minutes.
Our lung cancer screening uses the lowest radiation CT scan available, which produces a 3D image of your lungs. The screening is non-invasive, and you don’t have to do anything special to prepare. There are no injections or dyes to drink. The scan takes less than five minutes.
After the scan:
- The results are reviewed by an experienced team, including a radiologist and pulmonologist
- You will be notified about the results along with any follow-up recommendations, and you will receive a copy of your screening report
- Results will also be shared with your primary care physician