Infusion Services Available for Zachary-Area Cancer Patients

Infusion Services Available for Zachary-Area Cancer Patients

Lane Regional Medical Center and Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center are offering infusion therapy services at Lane Cancer Center, 6180 Main Street in Zachary. In September, the two organizations announced a new partnership to provide enhanced medical oncology care to Zachary-area cancer patients.

Dr. Vince Cataldo, Dr. Joseph Shows and Dr. Siva Yadlapati have been providing medical oncology care at Lane Cancer Center since September along with a nurse practitioner, registered chemotherapy/biotherapy-certified nurses and other oncology-focused allied health and support team members.

“Offering infusion services allows patients the convenience of seeing their medical oncologist and receiving treatments right here in Zachary ,” said Larry Meese, Chief Executive Officer of Lane Regional Medical Center. “The people  in our  region deserve the best in care, and through this partnership with Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, we are providing it at the highest level possible.”

Louisiana has one of the highest rates of death from cancer in the nation, and the number of prostate cancer diagnoses in Zachary exceeds the state average.

“We are glad to complement the state-of-the-art cancer care being provided for the Zachary area through our partnership with Lane Cancer Center,” said Linda Lee, vice president, Mary Bird Perkins–Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center. “We look forward to continuing to provide services that address the complex needs of cancer patients, as well as ensuring support for their loved ones.”

For more information or to make an appointment with a medical oncologist at Lane Cancer Center, please call (225) 658-4400 or visit