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Navigating the Cancer Journey

Ask us your cancer questions

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
Ask us your cancer questions. Please call our patient navigator at (225) 237-1600 or email

“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