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Cancer Care Combining innovative technology and a personalized approach for survivorship

You’re Not Alone Battle Cancer with East Jefferson General Hospital

To hear the words “you have cancer” is a life changing event. At East Jefferson General Hospital, we don’t believe hearing those words is the beginning of the end. We believe it’s just the beginning of the fight.

Our ability to help you fight, AND WIN, your battle with cancer is unsurpassed in our region. We provide a highly personalized approach to every patient. Perhaps nothing speaks to this personalized approach more than our Cancer Care Navigator Program. The navigator works with you, and your family, from the moment you are diagnosed to help organize your treatment plan, answer your questions and demystify the process so you can concentrate on only one thing… getting well.

Innovation is something we believe in strongly at East Jefferson General Hospital. Our Integrative Medicine Program effectively takes holistic therapies like massage, aromatherapy, guided imagery and more and makes them part of your treatment process. We also offer a 3-phased health/fitness program built specifically with cancer patients in mind called “Live Well with Cancer” at our Wellness Center. These are just two examples of EJGH leading the way in a more personalized approach to achieving our only goal – Survivorship.

Living Well With Cancer One Goal: Survivorship

Survivorship is our only goal at EJGH. Once you are diagnosed with cancer, every single interaction you will have with us is built around that singular goal. Upon completion of your treatment, we will even celebrate with a ceremony where you will ring our survivorship bell. This is a powerful and meaningful moment as it signifies you truly winning the fight of your life. Learn more about the variety of programs we offer before and after the bell to help you live well with, and beyond, cancer.

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Battling Breast Cancer Follow Shawn Hotard’s Journey

On April 1, 2014, Shawn Hotard was diagnosed with Stage II Breast Cancer. In the year following, Shawn chronicled her journey with the help of Nola.com. Click and scroll down to read her 8-part series.

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  • The East Jefferson General Hospital Regional Cancer Center is certified by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program. The Cancer Center is dedicated to improving the care of patients with cancer and ultimately to reduce cancer mortality.

    The accomplishments of each calendar year are summarized in the Cancer Registry Annual Report. A statistical review of the calendar year is included along with an in-depth review of four major sites of cancer. The purpose of the report is to measure progress toward our goals and to educate East Jefferson General Hospital physicians and other healthcare professionals. This report is seen as a valuable snapshot into our success as a regional cancer center.

    Cancer cases within this report are broken down into easy to follow numerical standards that allow you to see how many cases we treated in site specific areas such as colorectal cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer. Within each of these categories, you will also find demographic information related to the ages and genders of those diagnosed. There is also clinically specific information within each particular cancer related to the stage at which our specific cases were diagnosed. As you may know, clinicians use a four-stage grading system when diagnosing cancer. The fourth stage is considered to be the most pronounced. This report shows what stage cases were discovered in and what treatments corresponded.

    Perhaps one of the most informative aspects of this report is its concise way of revealing our survival rates for each particular cancer and how those rates compare with the national, regional or state-wide averages or goals. Originally viewed only by physicians and clinicians, this report is now available to the community we serve.

    This report breaks down an entire year of clinical excellence into easy to follow numbers and charts. However, to those who treat cancer patients every day, each number represents dozens of lives. Each case identified in here is not only a patient; it is a network of family, friends and co-workers who are each impacted by that patient’s cancer journey. It also represents dozens of doctors, surgeons, nurses, technicians and other professionals who must work as a team to help that person fight and win their cancer battle. We hope this report helps you gain a greater understanding of what makes EJGH one of the finest regional cancer centers in the nation.

  • Resource2015 Cancer Registry Annual Report

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  • Resource2013 Cancer Registry Annual Report

  • Resource2012 Cancer Registry Annual Report

  • Resource2011 Cancer Registry Annual Report