Baton Rouge General's Pennington Cancer Center

Baton Rouge General's Pennington Cancer Center

Baton Rouge General’s expert physicians, skilled nurses and other professionals use leading-edge technology to deliver personalized cancer care in an atmosphere of hope and encouragement. From detection and diagnosis to treatment and recovery, all our resources combine to develop a comprehensive treatment plan specifically for you.
Cancer

Cancer

Baton Rouge General’s expert physicians, skilled nurses and other professionals use leading-edge technology to deliver personalized cancer care in an atmosphere of hope and encouragement. From detection and diagnosis to treatment and recovery, all our resources combine to develop a comprehensive treatment plan specifically for you.

Baton Rouge General's Pennington Cancer Center is the region's first accredited and only comprehensive cancer program. Our confidence comes from our vast network of physicians, including doctors who specialize in diagnostic imaging, surgical oncology, reconstructive surgery, genetic screening, medical oncology, radiation therapy and a host of other specialties. Rest assured you are in good hands at Baton Rouge General.

Whether you are a patient, survivor, family member or caregiver, we welcome you. We know this is a difficult time, but we are here to help you on this journey. Through research, education and outreach, we are fighting cancer every day and hoping for a cure.

Services Offered


As part of our Community of Caring, you have access to the many resources of Baton Rouge General's Pennington Cancer Center, including spiritual guidance, supportive counseling and rehabilitative therapy.

Learning you have cancer brings about an array of emotions for you and your family. You're likely to experience feelings of denial, anger, fear, stress, anxiety, depression, sadness, guilt and loneliness. What you may not realize is that these feelings are all very normal...and they can change from day to day, hour to hour and even minute to minute.

During and after your treatment, one of our trained social workers will be available to work with you and your family. They are here to help you deal with feelings that sometimes can be overwhelming and support you throughout your recovery. For a listing of our support groups, click here.  You can also contact our patient navigator at (225) 237-1600 or email navigator@brgeneral.org to find out what type of support might be best for you. 



At Baton Rouge General’s Pennington Cancer Center, we understand that cancer can be complex and overwhelming.  While considering treatment options, specialists and steps towards recovery, we want to be there to help you and your family navigate your cancer journey.

Our patient navigator is available to help you every step of the way.  She will be your confidant, your friend and your guide offering advice, support and direction.  She will also ensure that you have the resources you need to make the most informed decisions and receive the best possible care.  She can assist with:

  • Providing support and guidance prior to diagnosis, during treatment, and after treatment
  • Education, understanding treatment options, managing potential side effects and symptom management
  • Assistance with community resources such as: 
    • Arranging transportation to and from appointments
    • Accommodations for out of town guests at conveniently located hotels at discounted rates
    • Financial questions and resources
    • Communication with children and other family members

“It is an honor and privilege to reach out to folks in our community and help them in a very real way.  Whether it’s answering questions about treatment, lending an ear, arranging transportation to radiation or directing folks to support groups, I am here to assist you in whatever you might need.”

 - Kaley Benson, Patient Navigator

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Many of the advanced medical treatment options available today are in part the result of clinical trials. Clinical trials offered at Baton Rouge General provide patients in our community access to leading-edge treatments close to home. Through our hospital’s dedication to clinical research and affiliations with Tulane University School of Medicine as well as national organizations, we are able to offer our community opportunities to participate in clinical trials for new, state-of-the-art treatments.

Click here to learn more about current clinical trials being offered at Baton Rouge General.

Depending on the type of cancer you are facing, your physician may recommend therapy during or after your treatment. Much like nutrition, exercise can play a significant role in fighting your cancer, expediting your recovery and decreasing your chance for side effects. Your doctor may recommend traditional therapy with therapists or group fitness programs.  Some of the services we offer for cancer patients include:

  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
  • Activities of daily living
  • Range of motion and strengthening exercises
  • Reconditioning
  • Compression garments
  • Skin/wound care
  • Comprehensive lymphedema therapy and treatment (lymphedema rehab)
  • Free healthy-steps (Lebed method) exercise classes
  • Lymphedema support group
  • Head and neck cancer treatment
  • Alaryngeal voice rehabilitation
  • Laryngectomy support group
  • Community resource management
  • Wellness programs
  • Screening

For more information on our cancer services, please call (225) 763-4050 or (225) 381-6520 or email rehab@brgeneral.org.



Because of you…..expert cancer care is now available in Zachary.

With a shared commitment to serve the needs of the community, Baton Rouge General Medical Center and Lane Regional Medical Center have partnered to open a state-of-the-art Radiation Oncology Center on Lane’s campus in Zachary. The center brings together the strength of a nationally recognized comprehensive cancer program and cancer treatment experts, physicians and caregivers.

A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and having convenient access to high quality cancer care close to home can help ease the challenges of treatment and recovery.

For more information, call (225) 570-1212 or visit ROCZachary.com.

 


 


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