Opelousas General Health System's NEW Comprehensive Cancer Center, Centre de la Vie, (Center of Life) located on the first floor of South Campus, 3983 I-49 South Service Road, Opelousas is now open.

For the convenience of our patients, the new center will be the first in the Acadiana region to offer chemotherapy, hematology, radiation and infusion therapy in one location.  The convenience of having all of these services under one roof, will offer less travel and allow patients to stay close to home to receive treatment.

The comfortable waiting rooms, modernized exam rooms, and family like atmosphere are a few of the amenities offered.

Our multidisciplinary team of physicians, radiation technologists, social workers, nurses and staff are committed to treating more than just your disease – we are dedicated to enhancing your life.  Our focus is on “Patient Centered Care” where each patient is a unique biological, social, psychological, ethnic and spiritual being.  Our goal is to ensure that every aspect of your care is adequately and compassionately addressed.

Dr. Julian Krawczyk and Dr. John Anderson are board certified radiation oncologists, who carry the experience and knowledge to provide state-of-the-art, custom-tailored treatment to specialized diagnosis.

Dr. Constance Cole and Dr. Kristen Sager, a board certified medical oncologist and hematologist, equally offers qualified training and experience in treating all types of cancers and blood disorders. 

Our Infusion Center, with experienced nurses provide chemotherapy and non-chemotherapy infusions and injections for a host of multiple diagnosis from cancer to anemia.

To learn more, and to get updates on our progress, click on the link 

If you would like to volunteer, fill out an application here.

Cancer Detection, Diagnosis &Treatment 

At Centre de la Vie, we’re committed to treating more than just your disease-we’re dedicated to improving your way of life.    

Tumor Board

Tumor Board consists of a mulitdisciplinary team of physicians who meet twice a month to discuss newly diagnosed cancers.  

Multidisciplinary Team
Our team focus is on “Patient Centered Care” where each patient is a unique biological, social, psychological, ethnic and spiritual being.  Our team is made up of multiple disciplines involving oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, nutritionists, social workers and more to ensure that every aspect of your cancer care needs are addressed.

More Than a Second Opinion
Twice a month, our multidisciplinary team meets at Tumor Board Conference where patient cases are presented by the diagnosing physician.  The team of specialists review each case presented, they discuss and make recommendations that offer the best path of treatment and give all options that are available for the patient’s individual diagnosis.  

Specialized Services

Surgical Oncology – Surgery is the primary treatment for several types of cancer.

Medical Oncology – Medical oncology includes chemotherapy, immunotherapy and other treatments, often in combination, to treat cancer.

Radiation Oncology - 

Tumor Registry - Through the Tumor Registry, the Complete Cancer Care Program provides lifetime follow-up of each cancer patient we treat. We maintain records of the patient's cancer history, the extent of the disease at diagnosis, treatment history and medical follow-up, regardless of where he or she receives subsequent treatments.

Infusion Clinic - Provides injections and infusions for a variety of chronic conditions.

We also offer the following services for patient convenience:
  • On-site laboratory services
  • Nurse navigation
  • Oncology specialized pharmacist
  • Financial counseling

Advanced Technology

Opelousas General Health System offers state-of-the-art imaging technology http://www.opelousasgeneral.com/services/medical_imaging.aspx for the screening, detection and diagnosis of cancers, including CT, MRI, PET, mammography, stereotactic biopsies and ultrasound-assisted biopsies.

Treatment Options

Overview of Cancer Treatments 

There are several factors that influence the type of cancer treatment that can be given.  The specific characteristics of your cancer as well as your overall condition will be initially evaluated.  The goal of treatment will also be determined.  Cancer treatment professionals will determine if the goal is to cure your cancer, keep your cancer from spreading, or to relieve the symptoms caused by cancer.  Depending on these factors, you may receive one or more types of treatment.

Centre de la Vie
3983 I-49 South Service Road.
Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

A patient can call with a self-referral and the information to obtain the necessary medical records at: 337-942-1126

Referring physicians can call for appointments as soon as a diagnosis has been confirmed at:
Telephone: 337-942-1126
FAX: 337-948-3881

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday - 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.