Cancer is a risk in life that unfortunately, everyone is at some level susceptible to. While a healthy diet, regular exercise and ample sleep can be incredibly effective in preventing the disease, even the healthiest people can sometimes fall ill. Luckily, the Gulf South is home to some of the most highly esteemed hospitals and healthcare resources giving the population access to award-winning cancer facilities and programs. Utilizing the latest treatments, individualized care options and full-time supportive services, overcoming cancer won’t seem out of reach. Take heart that these healthcare and living facilities are among the best cancer care resources available. 


Thibodaux Regional Health System

A place of hope and healing, Thibodaux Regional Health System’s Cancer Institute features an open design with lots of natural light and soothing decor that creates a warm and caring healing environment. The innovative and technologically advanced facility includes radiation therapy and chemotherapy infusion, medical and radiation oncology clinics, clinic space for visiting oncology specialists, an education center, an activity center, a diagnostics center, a laboratory, an onsite pharmacy, a conference center and a chapel. The Cancer Institute also further integrates wellness services with the latest treatments.

“When a patient is diagnosed with cancer, we have a multidisciplinary team that works together to ensure every patient receives the best treatment possible,” says Greg Stock, CEO of Thibodaux Regional. “The new Cancer Institute helps foster greater collaboration and communication among physicians and care providers to enhance and save lives.”

For more information about cancer care at Thibodaux Regional, call 985-493-4008.

Ochsner Cancer Institute

For over 70 years, Ochsner has been dedicated to cancer research and new cancer treatment development, bringing innovations to the fight against cancer— including more clinical trials than anywhere else in the region. At Ochsner, oncologists work with a team of cancer specialists which makes all the difference in treatment, quality of life and recovery. Ochsner provides services for adult and pediatric cancer patients and their families from diagnosis through recovery, including the most complex cancers.

 The Ochsner Cancer Institute delivers advanced technology and treatment options such as precision therapies and early tumor detection so that patients do not have to leave the state for high-quality cancer care. The institute’s integrative oncology program, when combined with traditional therapy, treats the whole patient, not just the cancer.

 The Ochsner Cancer Institute has comprehensive cancer centers in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, St. Tammany Parish, Lafayette and in north Louisiana. To learn more, visit

Senior Living

The Peristyle at Bucktown 

Located at 1443 Seminole Avenue in the heart of Bucktown, the Peristyle at Bucktown is the newest of the Peristyle Homes located just one block from Lake Pontchartrain. Peristyle Residences offer Residential Assisted Living and Memory Care in the comfort of luxurious, intimate homes complete with private bedrooms. At The Peristyle at Bucktown, the best of both worlds is at your fingertips. The Peristyle at Bucktown offers senior care services in a true residence that larger assisted living communities can emulate, but never truly compare. Peristyle Residences prides themselves in providing the highest level of care, comfort and compassion to seniors, offering peace of mind to their loved ones.

The Peristyle at Bucktown is specifically designed and built for people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia and is now accepting priority reservations. Schedule a tour today at or by calling 504-285-5188.