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Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patients Have Different Needs

Learn about the special needs of young adults (ages of 15 -39) being treated for cancer and the innovative programs being developed to help address their issues.

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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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What Is a Neuroendocrine Tumor (NET) and Why Choose Ochsner for your Care?

Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs) are rare tumors that are difficult to diagnose and can originate anywhere in the body. Learn more about NETs and your treatment options at Ochsner.

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Patient Story: A Celebration of Life After NET

Three years ago, Jacqueline Shedrick was diagnosed with a cancerous neuroendocrine tumor.  Although the diagnosis was scary, her physician and his team helped her stay positive.

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5 Essential Things to Know about Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs): Infographic

From symptoms to diagnosis to treatment, here are 5 essential things to know about NETs.

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Ovarian Cancer Screenings: Myths vs. Facts

Because ovarian cancer is often caught in an advanced stage, and many symptoms resemble common conditions, there are a number of myths surrounding routine screening tests.

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Ovarian Cancer: Risks and Symptoms

Ovarian cancer is the eighth most common cancer, as well as the fifth leading cause of cancer death. Learn the common symptoms and risks associated with this dangerous cancer.

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4 Ways to Help Prepare For Your First Day of Chemotherapy

Learn these helpful tips on how to prepare for your first chemotherapy visit.

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