Releasing the Birds

By Linda Lee, Vice President, Cancer Service Line, Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center “Everyone has something they can release in life” were the words spoken by New Mexico artist and sculptor, Jill Shwaiko. I have been an admirer of Jill’s work for years, and last month, I had a Read More Read More

Surviving in Style

While it’s true cancer can impact otherwise healthy people, the disease can accompany other diagnoses like high blood pressure, diabetes, developmental disorders and other conditions. That’s why the Cancer Center’s oncologists and team members treat every patient uniquely based on their individual needs, ensuring the best possible outcome. Jonathan Griener faced his own set of Read More Read More

New Trial Compares 3D and 2D Mammography and Could Impact Breast Screenings for Future Generations

TMIST is one of many clinical trials available through Woman’s Hospital and Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s partnership   (Baton Rouge) –Woman’s Hospital and Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center are now enrolling women in the Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST), a large, Read More Read More

Local Physicians Are Ready to Rock All Night Long for Skin Cancer Awareness

Inaugural Rock for Spots concert raises funds for skin cancer patient treatment early detection and awareness   (Baton Rouge) Rock and roll is here to stay but cancerous spots shouldn’t be. Dr. John Lyons, a local surgical oncologist, Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, and Festigals, a regional non-profit organization, have teamed Read More Read More

The Legacy of Dudley W. Coates

Many people will forever remember the life and contributions of Dudley W. Coates, a generous and loving man known for his wonderful smile and vibrant spirit. Mr. Coates was an active member of the community and was involved in many civic organizations. He served on Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s Board of Directors from 2005-2015 Read More Read More

Finding Strength in Numbers

Since being diagnosed with breast cancer, Petronilla Neal has found comfort in attending survivorship classes and meeting with people who can relate to her diagnosis. “There’s a special bond every survivor shares, from the moment someone is diagnosed with cancer it doesn’t matter if you’re starting treatment or in recovery, there’s an unspoken recognition that Read More Read More

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