Dr. Terry Kraus, Your Cancer Guide
I am Dr. Stephen Terry Kraus. No doubt—you are viewing my website because you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, and you are looking for information and recommendations about the best way to treat it. Trying to decide the road forward can be overwhelming.
I am in a unique position to help with these decisions. I’m a recently retired radiation oncologist who’s treated every type of adult cancer and over 16,000 patients in the past 40 years. I have practiced in the New Orleans area for 26 years—most recently at Tulane University Hospital and Clinic, where I was the Clinical Director of Radiation Oncology. I also practiced at West Jefferson Medical Center. My training, experience and years in practice have taught me the best treatment options for all adult cancers and the best oncologists, locally and nationally, for different types of cancer.
Guidance On Your Path Forward
Although I’ve been on the cutting edge of cancer treatment for many years, in reality I’m an old-fashioned doctor. I have a personal relationship with all of my patients, and I consider it my privilege and my calling to treat them. I opened this second opinion practice to provide information and guidance to patients on the decisions that need to be made regarding their treatment and to answer all their questions … for as long as it takes.
Going through a cancer diagnosis and treatment is a scary and confusing time, and you’ll want a doctor who’s knowledgeable and experienced, who you can trust, who will answer all your questions, who will be honest about your prognosis, and who cares about what you and your family are going through as you fight the disease. I believe you’ll find I’m that kind of doctor, and I can be an invaluable resource to you and your family in helping you understand your diagnosis and plan the best path forward. I encourage you to read the notes and letters I’ve received from patients describing the care I’ve provided to them or their loved ones.
Additionally, I have established a podcast called I Hate Cancer to provide general information on different types of cancer and treatment. I try to deliver the information in as easy-to-understand a way as I can without dumbing it down. I invite you to listen to the podcast, and hope that it will be a great resource to you and your family.
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Dr. Terry Kraus, your Guide Through Cancer
Description of Services
Description of Services
with you of the cancer histology or cell type with a detailed explanation of the pathology interpretation.
with you of all available x-rays and scans.
with you of your pertinent oncologic anatomy.
of the biologic nature of the cancer.
of the step–by–step process of the staging of the cancer. The significance of this cancer stage will then be reviewed in detail.
and alternatives will be discussed in detail. All treatment recommendations will be within the accepted standards of care.
regarding diagnostic laboratory studies to be undertaken prior to treatment, during treatment and after treatment.
if desired, regarding the pursuit of complementary medicine. If you are in a complementary medicine program, I will review this with you.
I will be your resource
for any and all investigation or clinical studies that are available if desired.
I will refer you to an oncology specialist in a major cancer center.
End of life issues
will be handled with dignity and compassion. If hospice recommendations are requested, I will do my best to make sure that the hospice selected is compatible with you and your family.