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What to Expect

In December 2021, Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Institute  began welcoming patients from around the Gulf South Region. We are continuing our record of world-class care, acclaimed specialists and top-of-the-line multidisciplinary teams dedicated to specific types of cancer at our new location.

We are located at 7777 Hennessy Blvd. at the Medical Plaza 1 entrance.

You can reach the Cancer Institute by turning onto Hennessy Boulevard from Essen Lane. Look for the Lot C parking lot, which will be the second entrance on your right. There is dedicated parking in this lot for our patients and optional valet parking, free of charge, is available at the covered Cancer Institute entrance plaza.

Our attendants will be present at the entrance to provide wheelchair assistance services. Once inside, our Guest Services staff will greet and escort you to your destination.
We want to ease your concerns about finding your way in this new space and make sure that everything will be taken care of for you. If you have any questions or if we can help in any way, please contact us (225) 765-3064.

We are excited to welcome you to our new locations.

What to Ask At Your First Appointment

When you meet with your doctor or other members of your healthcare team to discuss your diagnosis, you will hear a lot of information that might seem overwhelming at first. It helps to plan ahead and compile a list of questions and concerns you want to address during your appointments.

Below are some commonly asked questions to help guide you as your gather information when meeting with your doctor.

Infusion Treatment

If you are receiving infusion treatment, you will proceed to the Infusion Suite after meeting with your physician and/or your laboratory results have been approved. We want you to be comfortable and informed as you begin treatment. The nurses will explain what to expect during treatment, the medications you will receive and how to manage side effects. Our nurses will be available during your treatment to answer any questions you may have.

For your comfort, we'll have several items on hand available for you, such as:

You are welcome to bring your own snacks or lunch depending on the time and length of your treatment. We request that food be cold or room temperature, as we do not have accommodations for heating or storing food. Please do not bring foods that have strong odors, as the smell of certain foods could make others uncomfortable. A sandwich and a bag of chips or fruit are good choices.

Most importantly, have someone with you who can drive you home after treatment, as the drugs administered may make you drowsy. Your doctor can help you understand and prepare for any side effects from treatment.