A computerized data system know as the Cancer Registry has been designed
to collect, manage and analyze information on individuals who are either
diagnosed or treated for cancer at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. The
Cancer Registry, which is tied into Louisiana's registry, conducts
lifetime follow-ups of Lake Charles Memorial's Cancer Centerpatients.
These follow-ups provide a means of monitoring and evaluating the success
of the Memorial Hospital's Cancer Center treatment programs.
A vital component of the Cancer Center at Memorial Hospital, the Cancer
Registry also collects demographics, cancer identification, treatment,
and follow-up data on each cancer patient diagnosed or treated. This data
contributes to the planning, staging and continuity of care for our patients.
Each year our cancer data is submitted to both the Louisiana Tumor Registry
and the National Cancer Database to enable public health professionals
to better understand and address the cancer burden.
For more information on the Cancer Registry, call (337) 494-2146.