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Routine cancer screenings can help diagnose conditions early, when they are easier to treat. Regular visits with your physician are an important way to stay healthy throughout your life. 

Below you will find information on cancer screenings and learn more about which screenings you may need.

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Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center
1516 Jefferson Hwy.
New Orleans, LA 70121
Ochsner Baptist
2700 Napoleon Ave.,
New Orleans, LA 70115
Ochsner Health Center – Hancock
149 Drinkwater Blvd.
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
Ochsner Health Center – Slidell
2750 E. Gause Blvd.
Slidell, LA 70461
Northshore Medical Complex
64030 Highway 434
Lacombe, LA 70445
St. Tammany Cancer Center – A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center
900 Ochsner Blvd.
Covington, LA 70433

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Leading the Way in Cancer Care

The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center has been awarded

three-year accreditation

from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

Ochsner is ranked No. 1 in the New Orleans metro area and recognized among the Best Hospitals in southeastern Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report.

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Lieselotte Tansey Breast Center at Ochsner
1516 Jefferson Hwy.
New Orleans, LA 70121
Ochsner Cancer Center – Baton Rouge
17050 Medical Center Dr., 1st Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Ochsner Medical Center – Kenner
200 West Esplanade Ave.
Kenner, LA 70065
Ochsner Specialty Health Center Two – Slidell
105 Medical Center Dr., North Shore Two Bldg.
Slidell, LA 70461
Slidell Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Center
1120 Robert Blvd.
Slidell, LA 70458

Early detection is key in the fight against cancer.

Breast Cancer

Find out why women in the Gulf South choose Ochsner as their care partner.

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Colon Cancer

Our team offers a full range of advanced treatment options, from surgery to chemotherapy and radiation to clinical trials.

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Pancreatic Cancer

We offer advanced surgical techniques and the latest therapies to help pancreatic patients thrive.

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  • Adolescent and young adult cancer

  • Bone cancer

  • Brain cancer

  • Breast cancer

  • Cervical cancer

  • Colon cancer

  • Head and neck cancer

  • Hematology

  • Leukemia and lymphoma

Convenient Cancer 
Care, Near You

Ochsner Medical Center
1514 Jefferson Hwy.
New Orleans, LA 70121
Ochsner Health Center – Covington
1000 Ochsner Blvd.
Covington, LA 70433
Ochsner Health Center – Luling
1057 Paul Maillard Rd.
Luling, LA 70070
Ochsner St. Anne Hospital
4608 Highway 1
Raceland, LA 70394
Slidell Memorial Hospital
1001 Gause Blvd.
Slidell, LA 70458

Our Cancer Center Has Expanded

The newly-expanded Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center doubles the size of the center, making it one of the region’s leading destinations for comprehensive cancer care.

The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center
  • This new space is home to Ochsner’s multidisciplinary team of expert doctors, clinicians and support specialists who treat the entire person. These cancer experts are leaders in their fields and are sought after by patients near and far, with the ability to treat the most complex cancers.

  • The new patient wellness space offers integrative oncology services, like nutrition, meditation, acupuncture and yoga.

  • The cancer center includes 58 personalized and semi-private chemo infusion stations against the beautiful backdrop of the Mississippi River, as well as dedicated spaces for bone marrow transplant patients.

  • Ochsner’s new Hereditary Cancer Program supports prevention and early tumor detection programs through high-risk screenings.

  • The precision medicine techniques used at the center can identify the best course of treatment for individuals based on their genetic data, taking out the guess work and improving outcomes.

  • The center is home to the largest clinical trials network in Louisiana, including early-phase trials that can treat cancer at the earliest stages.

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We Treat All Kinds of Cancer

  • Liver cancer

  • Lung cancer

  • Men's cancer

  • Neuroendocrine tumors

  • Ovarian cancer

  • Pancreatic cancer

  • Pediatric cancer

  • Prostate cancer

  • Women's cancer

Leukemia and Lymphoma

At Ochsner, you’ll have a whole network of blood cancer specialists you can lean on for support — not to mention access to the latest treatments.

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Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs)

Our doctors and staff specialize in the diagnosis and management of these very rare cancers.

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Learn More About These Cancer Specialties 

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Cancer Clinical Trials

Ochsner conducts more than 130 cancer clinical trials every year.

Surgery can be used to prevent, diagnose, stage and treat cancer. Curative surgery is a treatment done when cancer is found in only one part of the body, increasing the likelihood that all of the cancer can be removed.

How Is Cancer Treated?

Chemotherapy

Surgery

Radiation Therapy

Immunotherapy

Other Procedures

Drugs used in chemotherapy target cells at different phases while in the process of developing new cells, and since cancer cells usually form more quickly than healthy cells, they make good targets for the chemotherapy drugs.

Other common names for this therapy are radiotherapy, irradiation and x-ray therapy. Like chemo, radiation therapy can be used to cure, shrink and treat symptoms caused by advanced stage cancer.

This type of cancer treatment uses part of a person’s immune system to treat cancer. It can stimulate the body’s immune system in a general sense, or stimulate it to attack cancer cells specifically.

Hyperthermia, photodynamic therapy, blood transfusion and donation, and laser treatment are all additional treatments that could be used to manage cancer.

A Day in the Life of the Cancer Experts at Ochsner

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How Is Cancer Treated?

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Pancreatic Cancer

We offer advanced surgical techniques and the latest therapies to help pancreatic patients thrive.

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Bone Cancer

Our orthopedic oncology team offers a coordinated approach to the treatment of bone and soft tissue tumors.

Call 504-842-3970

4 Recommended Screenings for Men

4 Recommended Screenings for Men

1.   Prostate Cancer Testing

Men over the age of 50 should talk to a healthcare provider about testing (age 45 for African Americans).


2.   Colon Cancer Testing (Colonoscopy)

Starting at age 45, men should talk with a healthcare provider about testing options.


3.   Skin Cancer Check 

Starting at age 18, recommended for adults during periodic physical examinations or more often at your doctor’s discretion. Dermatologists generally perform this screening.


4.   Lung Cancer Testing

Any man ages 50+ that is currently a smoker or was a heavy smoker should speak with their doctor about if a CT scan is right for them.


*Screening criteria recommended by American Cancer Society


  • Adolescent and young adult cancer

  • Bone cancer

  • Brain cancer

  • Breast cancer

  • Cervical cancer

  • Colon cancer

  • Head and neck cancer

  • Hematology

  • Leukemia and lymphoma

  • Liver cancer

  • Lung cancer

  • Men's cancer

  • Neuroendocrine tumors

  • Ovarian cancer

  • Pancreatic cancer

  • Pediatric cancer

  • Prostate cancer

  • Women's cancer

5 Recommended Screenings for Women

5 Recommended Screenings for Women

1.   Breast Cancer Testing

Starting at age 40-45, mammograms are recommended for women every year. At age 55,         mammograms are recommended every 2 years.


2.   Cervical Cancer Testing

Women should begin screening for cervical cancer at age 25. You should also have a Pap test every three to five years and an HPV test. OBGYNs generally perform this screening.


3.   Colon Cancer Testing (Colonoscopy)

Starting at age 45, women should talk with a healthcare provider about testing options.


4.   Skin Cancer Check

Starting at age 18, recommended for adults during periodic physical examinations or more often at your doctor’s discretion. Dermatologists generally perform this screening.


5.   Lung Cancer Testing

Any woman ages 50+ that is currently a smoker or was a heavy smoker should speak with their doctor about if a CT scan is right for them.



1.   Breast Cancer Testing

Starting at age 40-45, mammograms are recommended for women every year. At age 55, mammograms are recommended every 2 years.


2.   Cervical Cancer Testing

Women should begin screening for cervical cancer at age 25. You should also have a Pap test every three to five years and an HPV test. OBGYNs generally perform this screening.


3.   Colon Cancer Testing (Colonoscopy)

Starting at age 45, women should talk with a healthcare provider about testing options.


4.   Skin Cancer Check

Starting at age 18, recommended for adults during periodic physical examinations or more often at your doctor’s discretion. Dermatologists generally perform this screening.


5.   Lung Cancer Testing

Any woman ages 50+ that is currently a smoker or was a heavy smoker should speak with their doctor about if a CT scan is right for them.

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1.   Prostate Cancer Testing

Men over the age of 50 should talk to a healthcare provider about testing (age 45 for African Americans).


2.   Colon Cancer Testing (Colonoscopy)

Starting at age 45, men should talk with a healthcare provider about testing options.


3.   Skin Cancer Check 

Starting at age 18, recommended for adults during periodic physical examinations or more often at your doctor’s discretion. Dermatologists generally perform this screening.


4.   Lung Cancer Testing

Any man ages 50+ that is currently a smoker or was a heavy smoker should speak with their doctor about if a CT scan is right for them.

*Screening criteria recommended by American Cancer Society




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