Is a lung cancer screening right for you?


Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer deaths in Louisiana, but the disease is 80 to 90 percent curable when caught early. Early detection efforts, in the form of yearly low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans, can help spot abnormalities at their earliest stages and reduce your risk for developing advanced lung cancer. You […]

Cancer Clinical Trials: Why are they important?


Cancer clinical trials are research studies that involve real patients and can offer a new best practice or late-breaking strategy to help fight cancer. They also empower patients and their families by offering another option for cancer care with the guidance and safety of a team of experts including doctors and clinical research team members. […]

Can You Prevent Colon Cancer?


Nearly 100,000 Americans will get diagnosed with colon cancer this year, making it one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in both men and women. And while our ability to diagnose and treat colon cancer has improved greatly over the decades, the question of whether there’s anything you can do to actually prevent getting it […]

Travis’ Story: Healing In Our Hometown


By: Renee Norsworthy, Travis’ mom September is childhood cancer and sickle cell awareness month. The St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital is one of eight such clinics in the U.S. to provide St. Jude protocols and treatments, close to home. This month, we will share four incredible stories of […]

My Little Girl has Cancer


October 17, 2014, will forever be the worst day of my life. What we thought was a case of strep throat turned out to be a string of life-threatening infections that made it difficult for my daughter to breathe. With her fever spiking to 105 degrees, we rushed her to the emergency room. My perfectly […]