Articles / filed under Cancer

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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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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Susan Landry Patient Story: Healthy in Every Way

In 1992, Susan Landry was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer. 23 years later, she shares the story of her care.

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Stop Smoking and Start Living

People who currently smoke a pack of cigarettes a day can save an average of $2,300 each year after they quit smoking. If you’re ready to quit smoking, we’re...

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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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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, he...

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5 Reasons to Quit Smoking for Lung Cancer Awareness Month

In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November, Ochsner's Smoking Cessation team has compiled an infographic detailing 5 important reasons to quit smoking.

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Knitted Knockers Provide Comfort for Healing Breast Cancer Patients

Have you heard of knitted knockers for breast cancer patients? In case you may not be familiar with this simple, innovative solution for patients, a knitted knocker is a handmade...

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