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What You Need to Know About Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide and remains a formidable disease. Despite the grim statistics, there is budding hope in the management of lung cancer.

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Thirty-Year-Old Finds Courage and Strength While Fighting Breast Cancer

At the young age of 30, Katie Kelly was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. She made the decision to undergo multi-stage treatment at Ochsner Medical Center in New...

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Advancements in Brain Tumor Treatment

What Is a Tumor? A tumor is a mass of tissue that’s formed by an accumulation of abnormal cells.

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Physician Battles Cancer With Help From His Colleagues

After 35 years as a practicing internist, Ochsner’s Dr. Barry Goldman was diagnosed with rectal cancer in February 2015. Like so many of the patients he had treated during his career,...

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What is Cholangiocarcinoma?

Learn the causes and treatment for cholangiocarcinoma, a cancerous malignant growth in the ducts that drain bile from the liver.

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Skin Cancer Checks During the Winter

Winter might be in full swing, but it’s also a prime time to be mindful about sun protection. Even if the sun is less strong at this time of...

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Mr. Ledet’s Story

After Charles Ledet was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer in 2015, he faced the monumental decision of whether to continue with chemotherapy at the expense of his quality of life....

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Ochsner & Saints Surprise & Celebrate Pediatric Leukemia Patient

In March 2016, varsity athlete and softball phenom Megan Penny was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. With help from the New Orleans Saints, her Ochsner care team decided to throw her...

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