Facing a cancer diagnosis is a daunting challenge, but patients at Rapides Cancer Center should know they are receiving the most comprehensive and compassionate treatment including clinical trials, outpatient treatments and support.
Rapides Cancer Center, located on the sixth floor of the medical tower in Rapides Regional Medical Center, is another valuable part of our cancer team. Our staff not only provides exceptional care for cancer patients who need inpatient care, they also provide outpatient treatments in an inpatient setting. Treatment options include:
- Blood transfusions
- Lab work
- IV antibiotics
- Iron infusions
Many procedures, such as bone marrow biopsy, parancentesis, thorocentesis, spinal tap and insertion of central venous catheters are also performed.
Screenings and Self Assessments
At Rapides Cancer Center, our Oncology Nurse Navigator works directly with cancer patients and physicians throughout cancer diagnosis and treatment. The Nurse Navigator is a constant point of contact for patients and works closely with the patient’s healthcare team.
Studies have shown that patients with a Nurse Navigator have better outcomes and a better treatment experience. Your nurse navigator will assist you in understanding your illness, treatments and side effects. She also offers emotional support and helps patients access needed resources.
The Nurse Navigator service is free – though patients must be referred by their physician. To find out more, call (318) 769-7150.