Category Archives: Blog Post – Baton Rouge


YOU’RE INVITED… Family-Friendly Screening Event Moves Downtown

WHO? Kids, adults – the entire family! WHAT? Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s annual Fest for Life event will offer free cancer screenings, food, children’s activities, entertainment, and great giveaways – including free t-shirts! Free cancer screenings include: Colorectal Breast Prostate Skin Oral cavity Blood pressure and glucose checks Read More

The Heart of Cancer Care

By Dr. Lauren Zatarain, medical oncologist, Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center Cardio-oncology is an emerging field dedicated to optimizing cardiovascular care received by cancer patients before, during and after their cancer treatment. Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center is at the forefront of this Read More

Team Approach Used to Tackle Rectal Cancer

At age 47, Tavia Crumpler knew something was off. The increasing symptoms of bloating, gas and changes in her stool consistency were especially disturbing since her grandmother had suffered from colon cancer, but Tavia chalked it up to stress. When the symptoms didn’t stop, she began asking for medical help. “I told every doctor I Read More

Expert Cancer Care in Zachary

Medical oncologist Dr. Vince Cataldo discusses Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s partnership with Lane Regional Medical Center to provide enhanced medical oncology care and infusion services to Zachary-area patients. Dr. Cataldo is joined in Zachary by Dr. Joseph Shows, Dr. Siva Yadlapati, a nurse practitioner, registered chemotherapy/biotherapy-certified nurses, and Read More

20 Minutes Can Transform Cancer Care

Greta Fry is a natural-born helper. With the ability to spot a need and apply her talents and skills to help fulfill it, Greta shifted professional gears in her 40s from her first “helping” career as a teacher to become another type of “helper” – a licensed practical nurse. Because she assists with clinical studies Read More

Q&A with Nationally-Recognized Head and Neck Physicians

The esteemed group of cancer specialists at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center’s Head and Neck Center recently welcomed otolaryngologists Dr. Ashley Mays and Dr. Larissa Sweeny. These physicians are the newest additions to the renowned group of experts whose work earned the U.S. News & World Report as a top 50 provider Read More

Cancer Centers Host Free Screenings in Zachary

Lane Cancer Center and Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center offer free screenings for three types of cancer   (Zachary, La.) Lane Cancer Center and Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center are offering free prostate, skin, and colorectal cancer screenings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Read More

The Fine Art of Robotic Surgery

By John Lyons, M.D. Robotic surgery is when a surgeon uses an advanced tool with robotic arms to perform surgery. Although we call the device a “robot,” it’s completely controlled by the surgeon and is not self-sufficient. Robotic surgery is a more advanced surgery than what we call “open surgery,” or the traditional surgery we Read More

L’Auberge lets the good times – and the good health – roll!

Louisiana is known for laissez les bons temps rouler, and L’Auberge Casino & Hotel in Baton Rouge is no stranger to the state’s love for letting the good times roll. From playing games and winning money to fine dining and fun concerts, L’Auberge offers experiences of all kinds to entertain and relax. But L’Auberge doesn’t Read More