Category Archives: Blog Post – Baton Rouge


Meet Our New Physicians

The Cancer Center continues to grow and serve more patients from throughout the region than ever before. Recently, four new physicians - three medical oncologists and one radiation oncologist - joined our compassionate, gifted team of doctors. Each of these talented individuals has an exceptional educational background, expert training and invaluable experience. You can learn Read More

Fighting GYN Cancer with Marie Curie-era Treatment and Modern Imaging

Dr. Kate Castle Provides Unique Procedure at Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion By Kate Castle, M.D. Few people appreciate modern medicine as often as Dr. Kate Castle, a radiation oncologist with Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center. She sees an average of 25 patients at the Breast & GYN Pavilion Read More

Severe Weather Updates

Update 9/3/2018 at 7:00 p.m. All Cancer Center locations will be open for normal business hours. We’re closely monitoring the weather situation as it develops and will provide updates as necessary. Please make sure your family is prepared for inclement weather. Please call the Cancer Center with any questions or concerns and check our back Read More

Puttin’ on the Ritz for Patients

Going Back in Time Ever dream of traveling back in time to the 1920s during the Jazz Age, full of glitz and glam, rivers of champagne and big band music? Now you can at The Gala Goes Gatsby, the event of the century, quickly becoming the talk of the town, is Thursday, September 13, so Read More

Rectal Cancer Survivor Urges Others to “Put Pride Aside and Just Get Screened”

Until Leslie McClendon had medical tests before knee surgery, the 57-year-old thought he was “the boss of himself”– including how much attention he paid to his health. Then a colonoscopy showed he had rectal cancer. “I didn’t have any symptoms, so I didn’t think anything was wrong,” says Leslie. “It’s easy to think you don’t Read More

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

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

Driving Progress: Join others in Identifying Best Mammography Technology

Over the last 20 years, Devery Pierce has always been one to do her part. Throughout her adulthood, she’s donated platelets, plasma and red blood cells to help patients in need of these vital components. So, when she was asked to enroll in a clinical trial to help determine the most effective breast imaging technology Read More

Have a Healthy Father’s Day!

Socks and ties are the typical go-to gifts because dads can be hard to buy for. But cancer prevention and early detection never go out of style.  Wish your dad a healthy Father’s Day and let him know about the top three cancers that affect men. Also, encourage him to talk to his doctor about 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

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