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Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion

Specialized Breast & GYN Cancer Care in a place built for women

The Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion at Woman’s Hospital is a new and special place for mothers, daughters, sisters and friends facing the most personal of cancers. It’s also one of the most specialized facilities of its kind in Louisiana and the nation.

In this unique facility dedicated solely to treating women with breast and gynecologic cancer, Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center and Woman’s Hospital are working side-by-side. With the most experienced doctors and teams, surgical procedures, breakthrough treatments and national clinical trials, we provide everything needed for your care and life beyond your diagnosis.

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SERVICES OFFERED AT THE BREAST & GYN CANCER PAVILION :

Chemotherapy Services

Expert infusion services delivered in a comfortable, state-of-the art environment

  • Experienced oncology-certified nurses
  • 16 treatment bays with TVs, heated chairs and other amenities
  • In-house pharmacy for faster service
  • State-of-the-art lab for patient convenience and quick results
  • Special bell for patients to ring on their last day of treatment

Clinical Research

Breakthrough clinical trials are here

  • Access to national clinical trials
  • National Cancer Institute affiliated
  • Every patient is assessed for an appropriate trial
  • Up to 20 breast and GYN clinical trials offered

GYN High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy

Advanced technology critical in the treatment of GYN cancers

  • Dedicated GYN High-dose-rate (HDR) Brachytherapy suite allows for treatment planning and delivery in the same space
  • Provides high dose of radiation to tumor while minimizing exposure to healthy tissue
  • One of a few facilities in the country intelligently designed for patient convenience and staff efficiency
  • HDR outpatient treatment increases patient comfort, preventing the need to remain still for long periods of time

Gynecologic Oncology

Specialized care just for women

  • Team specializing in gynecologic oncology
  • Ovarian, cervical, vaginal, uterine, and vulvar cancers
  • Excellent 5-year survival rates for all cancer stages
  • More than 75,000 Pap tests annually

Imaging Servies

Sophisticated imaging technology and innovation

  • Provides critical diagnosis, treatment planning and follow-up services
  • GE Discovery IQ™ technology blends PET and CT images into one image, providing greater image accuracy and shorter treatment times
  • Offers advanced motion-management capabilities, enhancing image quality and detection of small tumors
  • Accurately identifies tumor boundaries, allowing for more targeted and concentrated radiation to save healthy tissue

Inhouse Clinical Pharmacy

A better way to provide chemotherapy drugs

  • Quicker turnaround times for medication
  • Best for safety and quality; imaging, barcode scanning and digital systems validate drug prep
  • Real-time processes systems so nurses know exactly when drugs are ready
  • Staffed with experts; full time pharmacists and technicians

Medical Oncology Lab

Provides comprehensive outpatient medical oncology lab services

  • Offers lab services near the clinic; close proximity to physicians
    State-of-the-art lab equipment ensures quality and accuracy of testing
  • Lab results are delivered quickly to physicians; five minutes for complete blood count tests and about 30 minutes for general chemistry
  • Extensive menu of services compared to similar clinic labs, includes hematology, chemistry and urinalysis testing
    Staffed with oncology-experienced technologists and phlebotomists

Physician Teams

Enhanced outcomes occur with increased physician collaboration

  • Multidisciplinary approach is a national best practice
  • Teams focus on prevention, diagnostics and treatments
  • Physicians meet in formal and informal settings
  • Teams target breast & GYN cancers

Radiation Treatment Services

Advanced technology and dedicated team of cancer care professionals

  • The only Catalyst HD™ System in Louisiana provides real time target monitoring
  • Elekta Infinity™ Comprehensive Radiation Treatment System provides superior dose precision, speed and control
  • Elekta Agility™, a beam-shaping solution for cancer treatment, will be used in conjunction with Infinity to further enhance precision
  • Special bell for patients to ring on their last day of treatment

Survivorship & Support Services

Survivorship services are designed to help patients, family members, and caregivers cope with the social, emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of cancer treatment. Through mind-body medicine practices, survivorship seeks to reduce stress and increase the body’s natural healing ability. Survivorship services include:

  • Mind-body medicine support groups
  • Healing Arts
  • Mindfulness-based survivorship clinics
  • Pet therapy
  • Massage
  • Yoga
  • Walking groups
  • … and more!

Surgery: Advanced Breast & Gynecologic

Surgery is the one of the most common treatments for breast and gynecologic cancer. Put your care in the hand of a specialized cancer surgeon.

Breast:

  • Woman’s breast cancer surgeons perform a range of procedures depending on the size and stage of the breast cancer with the goal of removing all of the cancer and preserving the health of the patient. Some of the most advanced procedures in breast cancer surgery are offered at Woman’s:
  • Nipple-Sparing Mastectomies – Allows for cosmetically pleasing result, treating the cancer while preserving the nipple and areola complex
  • Oncoplastic Surgery Techniques – Enables a patient to receive lumpectomy, while lifting/reducing the breast and ensuring symmetry with the opposite breast
  • Hidden Scar Surgery – Breast cancer performed through “hidden scars”
  • Advanced Reconstruction Options – Using a woman’s own tissue to create symmetry
  • Woman’s has one of the only Board Certified Breast Surgical Oncologists in Louisiana.

GYN:

  • Gynecologic surgery at Woman’s Hospital is performed by gynecological oncologists using the most advanced robotic technology.
  • Specializing in diagnosing and treating cancers in a woman’s reproductive organ, the Woman’s Gynecologic Oncology team treats cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar
  • Woman’s oversees more than 90,000 pap test results a year, making it the regional leader in gyn cancer detection.
PHYSICIANS AT THE BREAST & GYN CANCER PAVILION :

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