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Cancer Detection, Diagnosis & Treatment

The Dedicated Care You Need from a Multidisciplinary Team

Learning that you have this disease is a life-changing experience, and you probably have a lot of questions. That’s why we have built a dedicated cancer detection, diagnosis, and treatment center. Here you will find a multidisciplinary team of medical experts who will work together to address the physical, mental, and emotional challenges patients face.

Treating cancer takes more than a single oncologist. At Opelousas General Health System, you won’t deal with this disease alone. Our dedicated staff is here to provide the treatment and care you need. We’re committed to treating more than just your disease – we’re dedicated to improving your way of life.

Learn more about our cancer care services:

What Sets Us Apart

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at Opelousas General is our state-of-the-art cancer care facility. This center provides the technology and staff patients need to tackle cancer in all of its stages and forms.

We feature the following:

  • Tumor Board – Tumor Board consists of a multidisciplinary team of physicians who meet twice a month to discuss newly diagnosed cancers.
  • Multidisciplinary Team – Our team focus is on 'Patient-Centered Care' where each patient is a unique biological, social, psychological, ethnic and spiritual being. Our team is made up of multiple disciplines involving oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, nutritionists, social workers and more to ensure that every aspect of your cancer care needs are addressed.
  • More Than a Second Opinion – Twice a month, our multidisciplinary team meets at Tumor Board Conference where patient cases are presented by the diagnosing physician. The team of specialists review each case presented, discuss and make treatment recommendations, and walk patients through all of their options.
  • Cancer Center Nurse Navigator & Breast Health Navigator

We’re ready to help you and your family as soon as you’re diagnosed or when you need a screening. To make a self-referral, please call (337) 942-1126. Physicians referring patients can reach us by phone at (337) 942-1126 or through fax at (337) 948-3881.