expert breast and gynecologic cancer care

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The partnership between Woman’s Hospital and Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center combines our expertise in caring for women with breast or gynecologic cancer to provide the most advanced, coordinated care at multiple locations throughout Baton Rouge.

Our goal is to empower you on your individual cancer journey.

From day one up until you ring the “last treatment bell,” your patient navigator and entire care team will be by your side.

treatment options

  • Surgery

    Surgery is the most common treatment for breast cancer depending on the size and stage of the cancer. Types of surgeries include the following. Learn more.

    • Breast Conservation Surgery: Complete removal of the breast cancer with as little loss to the woman’s natural breast as possible. Breast conservation surgeries include lumpectomy and partial mastectomy.
    • Hidden Scar™ Breast Surgery: Minimizes visible scarring by removing cancerous tissue through a single incision, usually along the edge of the nipple or the underside of the breast.
    • Breast Reconstruction: Creates a breast mound that comes as close as possible to the form and appearance of the natural breast.

    Gynecologic (GYN) cancer surgery typically involves removal of the tumor. Woman’s offers the latest surgical treatment options for gynecologic cancers. Our expert surgeons will:

    • Evaluate the size and location of your tumor.
    • Attempt to remove as much of the tumor as possible to improve the efficiency of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
    • Guide you to the appropriate surgical procedure for your type of gynecologic cancer.
    • Learn more about gynecologic surgery.
  • Medical Oncology

    Medical oncology includes treatments such as chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy, and targeted therapy. In addition, our team includes highly-specialized breast oncologists and gynecologic oncologists for diagnosing and treating cancers. Gynecologic oncologists have completed obstetrics and gynecology residency and then pursued subspecialty training through a gynecologic oncology fellowship.

  • Radiation Oncology

    Radiation oncology uses different types of radiation, including X-rays, gamma rays, or electrons, to treat cancers and may be used in conjunction with surgery and/or chemotherapy. Innovative techniques, such as breath hold and brachytherapy, can improve care for breast and gynecological cancer patients.

  • Gamma Knife Icon

    Gamma Knife Icon (GKI) is an innovative, noninvasive radiosurgery technology for the treatment of primary brain tumors, brain metastases, and other central nervous system conditions. The first of its kind in the Gulf South, GKI treats only the parts of the brain that need it, enhancing quality of life. To learn more about the Gamma Knife Icon, click here.

  • Clinical Trials

    Clinical trials enhance standard cancer treatments, resulting in improved patient outcomes and survival rates. We conduct oncology clinical trials to test new drugs or a new combination of drug treatments, new surgery and radiation therapies, and new medical devices. A drug must be part of a clinical trial before the FDA will approve it to be put on the market.

    To learn more about signing up for a clinical trial:


breast cancers

Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. Breast cancer occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it, too. From detecting breast cancer as early as possible through advanced 3D mammography to treating breast cancer with the latest techniques, we are committed to providing exceptional breast cancer care.


gynecologic cancers

Gynecologic (GYN) cancer includes cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer, and vulvar cancer. The symptoms vary for each cancer, so it is important to know your body. Changes you need to talk to your doctor about include abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain or pressure, bloating, abdominal or back pain, itching and burning, changes in color or skin and change in bathroom habits. From doctors with special training in GYN cancer and GYN cancer surgery to providing innovative treatments, we are committed to providing exceptional GYN cancer care.


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