Five years ago Marsha Morse was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer. Although the diagnosis was scary, her oncologist and his staff help her remain optimistic that she can beat it. Here is her story:
In 2010, during my annual physical, my primary care doctor (located at the Northshore Ochsner facility) noticed changes in my blood work, and he felt additional tests were warranted. It was at this time that he introduced me to Dr. Greg Bizette, who confirmed my cancer diagnosis in July, 2010.
Dr. Bizette explained the type of cancer I have, detailed my various options, answered all my questions, and, most importantly, recognized the need for compassion. He is an expert in his field who truly cares and is definitely an advocate for his patients. He works to provide the most effective treatments available to his patients while always taking the time to listen to their concerns. In addition, his entire staff of skilled professionals is dedicated to providing each patient with an atmosphere of hope and healing.
I remain confident that I am receiving the finest care through Dr. Greg Bizette at the Northshore Ochsner facility.
According to the National Cancer Institute, an estimated 1,658,370 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2015. It's projected that nearly 600,000 people will die from the disease by the end of the year. To learn more about Ochsner's Cancer Fund, we invite you to click here.