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The following posts are tagged with "cancer"

A Day in the Life of a Chemotherapy Infusion Nurse

Big things are going on at the newly expanded Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center. The addition doubles the size of the Cancer Center, increasing capacity to offer more high-quality cancer services and advanced clinical research making it one of the leading comprehensive destinations for cancer care across a multi-state region.

Screen Out Cancer

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a drop in cancer death rates during the 20-year period from 1999 to 2018. Each year, the death rate continued to decrease, resulting in a 26% drop overall.

Coronavirus Advice for Cancer Patients

With the concerns about transmission of COVID-19, we aim to deliver the best cancer care while asking you to physically be at one of our facilities only when it is necessary: procedures/surgeries to diagnose or fight your cancer, radiation treatments, imaging studies or lab tests that will help plan or determine response to treatments.

The Best Way to Talk to Loved Ones with Cancer

For caregivers, friends and family of cancer patients, Dr. Michele Larzelere, an oncology psychologist at Ochsner’s Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center, suggests to focus on coping instead of just emotional positivity and offer to be there for the patient “through happy moments, sad moments, scary moments and boring moments."