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3 days ago Baton Rouge

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
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3 weeks ago Baton Rouge

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
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1 month ago Baton Rouge

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
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1 month ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

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
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1 month ago Baton Rouge

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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2 months ago Baton Rouge

Finding the Power Within to Fight Cancer

Rene Roquemore has loved comic books, especially ones focused on superheroes, since he was a kid, admiring the fictional characters’ strength and resilience. And when Rene was diagnosed with colorectal cancer last September, he wanted to embody those same characteristics while undergoing treatment. “If I were a superhero I’d be called ‘Captain Resilient.’ My description Read More
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2 months ago Baton Rouge

Young Mother with Rare Cancer Surrounded by Experts

Sarah Rouyea, a 29-year-old mother and wife, didn’t worry too much when she began experiencing foot and leg pain in early July 2017. She had fractured her foot several years before and thought the discomfort was merely from this past injury. But there was much more going on in Sarah’s body than she knew. Soon Read More
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2 months ago Baton Rouge

Hey Mom, Do You Know if You’re at Risk for Cancer?

A mother’s love is unconditional and she always puts others’ needs ahead of her own, especially when it comes to health. As Mother’s Day approaches, the Cancer Center encourages all women to think about how it's important to stay healthy so you can continue caring for your loved ones. For instance, are you aware of Read More
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3 months ago Baton Rouge

Ringing in the Sisterhood

It’s not the holiday season, but bells will be ringing and there will many reasons to celebrate…Two new, beautiful bells were recently installed at the new Breast & GYN Pavilion on the Woman’s Hospital campus. The Cancer Center introduced the “ringing of the bell” in 2015, which marks a significant moment. It signals the end Read More
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3 months ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

Thank You, Rubicon, for 25 Years of Giving

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center was created by the community, and over the years, this support has never wavered, allowing us to provide advanced cancer care throughout southeast Louisiana and beyond. It takes support from many individuals, local partners and companies to keep our mission strong. One of these companies, longtime supporter, Rubicon LLC, has Read More

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