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

Cancer Center Honors Legacy of Troye Svendson

Many people remember Troye A. Svendson as a vibrant, loving and charitable man. Mr. Svendson, who recently passed away at the age of 92, was an active community member and will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him. However, his legacy as an advocate for those touched by cancer will live on Read More
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1 month ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

Volunteers Give their Time, Talent and Heart

There’s a tenderness in care that is present in every volunteer, whether it’s their kind word, helping hand or generous heart, they help provide that “personal touch” for patients. The Cancer Center is so grateful to these compassionate individuals who are so selfless and willing to help advance our mission to lessen the burden of Read More
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2 months ago Baton Rouge

Cancer Screenings on Your Time

When 37-year-old, Tonja McMillan was diagnosed with breast cancer, one of her main concerns was how she would explain it to her 3 year-old-son, Riley. “I didn’t want Riley to hear the word ‘cancer’ and be scared for me,” Tonja said. “I would explain to him that I was sick and may look a little Read More
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2 months ago Baton Rouge

Innovation Happens Here

Donna Saurage, Foundation Board of Directors Chairperson As a longtime Mary Bird Perkins volunteer and supporter, I am fortunate to witness great acts of compassion and generosity. There are many individuals in our community who so graciously give their time and resources to make a difference in the lives of those touched by cancer. One Read More
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2 months ago Baton Rouge

Sisterhood Support Through Screening Navigation

Scheduling a breast cancer exam is one of the most proactive things women can do for their health, but it can also cause great anxiety. But ladies screened for breast cancer through Woman’s Hospital and Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s early detection program are paired with a patient navigator—a Read More
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3 months ago Baton Rouge

Looking for Something Different?

It’s a party for the ages, benefiting local patients and families When Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center joined forces with Cancer Services earlier this year, it offered expanded opportunities to serve more patients and make the most efficient use of generous donor dollars. With a true spirit of supporting Read More
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3 months ago Baton Rouge

Gerry Lane Enterprises Gears up for Screenings

When Eric Lane, president, Gerry Lane Enterprises, heard about the Cancer Center’s Prevention on the Go workplace program, he saw it as a great opportunity to bring potentially lifesaving cancer education and screenings to his team members. Serving on the Mary Bird Perkins Board of Directors, Eric has always been an advocate for early detection and Read More

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