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We’re bringing tomorrow’s cancer breakthroughs to our region today. Our oncologists specialize in treating all types of cancer for both adults and children in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, the Northshore and throughout the Gulf South. Virtual and in-person appointments are available.

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Greater New Orleans
The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center
1516 Jefferson Hwy.
New Orleans
Lieselotte Tansey Breast Center at Ochsner
1516 Jefferson Hwy.
New Orleans
Ochsner Medical Center
1514 Jefferson Hwy.
New Orleans
Ochsner Baptist
2700 Napoleon Ave.,
New Orleans
Ochsner Medical Center – Kenner
200 West Esplanade Ave.
Kenner
Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Campus
2500 Belle Chasse Hwy.
Gretna
Ochsner Health Center – Luling
1057 Paul Maillard Rd.
Luling
Ochsner St. Anne Hospital
4608 Highway 1
Raceland

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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 the only program in Louisiana or Mississippi to be ranked High Performing in Cancer by U.S. News & World Report.

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Northshore and Mississippi
St. Tammany Cancer Center – A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center
900 Ochsner Blvd.
Covington
Ochsner Health Center – Slidell
2750 E. Gause Blvd.
Slidell
Ochsner Specialty Health Center Two – Slidell
105 Medical Center Dr., North Shore Two Bldg.
Slidell
Slidell Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Center
1120 Robert Blvd.
Slidell
Northshore Medical Complex
64030 Highway 434
Lacombe
Ochsner Health Center - Hancock
149 Drinkwater Blvd.
Bay St. Louis

Comprehensive Cancer Care, 
Close to Home

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

Baton Rouge
Ochsner Cancer Center – Baton Rouge
17050 Medical Center Dr., 1st Floor
Baton Rouge

Our Cancer Locations Have Expanded

  • The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center in New Orleans recently doubled in size, making it one of the region’s leading destinations for comprehensive cancer care.

  • The new St. Tammany Cancer Center - A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center in Covington offers multidisciplinary design where patients benefit from a collaborative approach to cancer care.

  • Ochsner Cancer Center - Baton Rouge, a newly renovated building, is the only cancer program in Baton Rouge that offers a hematology and oncology outpatient health center with both chemotherapy infusion and radiation oncology services on one floor.

The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center
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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. We offer minimally invasive surgical options including robotic-assisted surgeries, which result in better outcomes and shorter hospital stays.

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.

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Prevention and early detection can save your life. Through education and routine screenings, we can improve our community’s health.



Know Your Risk

Know Your Risk

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.

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

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.

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

Now offering convenient virtual visits from the comfort of your home