Every Journey is Personal.
If you are living with cancer, an ordinary day can be a gift. It’s
not always about fighting and battling the disease. It’s about living
your best life in the present. Choosing Memorial for your treatment allows
you to live your best day, every day, in spite of cancer.
As the largest cancer center in Southwest Louisiana accredited by the Commission
on Cancer, we help people with cancer understand the possibilities, the
disease, the treatment options, and the recovery, while finding support
from those closest to you. Even with cancer, you are still YOU, with a
life to lead, friends to see, family who need you, financial obligations,
vacations to take and people to love.
When you choose Memorial for your cancer care, you can still have all those
things plus the peace of mind in knowing that your cancer is being confronted
by a multispecialty team of physicians and medical staff including certified
oncology nurses empowered with the latest
colorectal diagnostics, treatment and technology. Memorial’s cancer expertise
is comparable to cancer centers nationwide. Working together and communicating
daily, our cancer team understands that if you are living with cancer,
giving you as many ordinary days as possible can be extraordinary.
The Cancer Center at Lake Charles Memorial Health System has cancer prevention
services as well as early detection screenings. We also offer diagnostic
treatment, clinical options ranging from pain management to research to
rehabilitation, and a
patient navigator program. Both patients and family members benefit from spiritual care,
support services, home health services, and counseling.
Areas of Service
There are three different areas of focus for Lake Charles Memorial Cancer
Services: the initial diagnosis and treatment planning; the treatment
of the cancer itself; and the support groups and emotional caretaking
of the patient outside of the clinical needs presented from a cancer diagnosis.
Nationally Accredited by the Commission on Cancer
Like other leading cancer programs across the country, Lake Charles Memorial
meets the same standards and the has received the same accreditation from
the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
(CoC). Our Cancer Center has held CoC accreditation since 1993 and and
currently maintains a three-year approval rating along with seven commendations.
The CoC accreditation is based on compliance with 36 standards of quality
care set forth by the CoC.
CoC accreditation challenges cancer programs to enhance the care they provide
by addressing patient-centered needs and measuring the quality of the
care they deliver against national standards. The CoC encompasses the
best minds in cancer care utilizing expertise from the entire oncology
community to set the highest standards of care for CoC-accredited cancer
programs. CoC accreditation provides value through improved patient outcomes
across all domains of care: access and service, satisfaction and well-being,
quality of care and cancer outcomes. CoC accredited cancer programs are
dedicated to providing the best in patient-centered care.
We may not be a major metropolitan community, but we are still doing incredible
work, breaking barriers, and facilitating exciting treatments and opportunities—all
because our staff is so good at what they do. The oncologists, surgeons,
hematologists, technicians, and registered nurses on our team are uniquely
dedicated, qualified, and capable. Most importantly, we are passionate
about our work and tireless in our efforts to serve our patients with
Cancer Conference Committees are recognized by the American College of
Surgeons Commission on Cancer as an essential component of excellence
in cancer care. Each week, a range of medical disciplines including surgery,
pathology, radiology, medical and radiation oncology, as well as allied
healthcare professionals meet for discussions on how to best care for
each individual cancer patient. Patients benefit from the collective experience
of multiple specialists together examining all treatment options available
and individualizing a care plan specifically for them.