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1 week ago Baton Rouge

Cancer Care Choreography

Thinking pink is not a new phenomenon for Ellen Sessions. Tutus, leotards and dance shoes, all in varieties of the shade, are a part of her everyday life. Sessions is the office manager for a local dance studio where the color is practically part of the culture. However, she never realized how much it, or Read More
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2 weeks ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

Severe Weather Updates

Update 10/6/2017 at 9:30 a.m. Please know we are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Nate and assessing any possible impact the storm may have for patients. Currently, all Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center locations will be open during normal business hours on Monday, Oct. 9th. Any updates for all locations will be posted here. Please call Read More
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2 weeks ago Baton Rouge

Rolling By: A Rare Sight with an Important Message

You may soon see something a little unusual rolling around town: a bright pink concrete mixer truck! From volleyball games to pink bra Harley Davidson bike rides, people get creative when it comes to raising awareness and funds for the Cancer Center’s annual Geaux Pink campaign. And this year, Quality Concrete Group (QCG) wanted to Read More
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3 weeks ago Baton Rouge

A New Partnership Emerges to Fight Breast and GYN Cancers

By Todd Stevens, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Teamwork. It’s a concept everyone at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center embraces every day. From multidisciplinary teams focused on specific cancers to hundreds of doctors, nurses, patient navigators, dieticians and many others working together and combining Read More
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1 month ago Baton Rouge

Mesothelioma Spiking in Senior Population

Team Forms to Tackle Cancer By Emily Cassidy, M.D. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos, a mineral that was thought to improve products, but unfortunately turned out to be highly toxic. Those 55 years and over, especially shipyard and construction workers, electricians, firefighters and others, Read More
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1 month ago Baton Rouge

Encounter with Happy Birds

By Linda Lee, Cancer Center Administrator I love going to outdoor art festivals. I am so amazed by the artistic creations and the overall unspoken invitation to explore, experience and find joy in the visual plane. This year, I attended the annual Fairhope Art Festival in Fairhope, Alabama. It was a full-day outing! I was strolling Read More
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3 months ago Baton Rouge

Dose of the Coast offers a Reel Adventure for Survivors

Sometimes the best medicine can’t be picked up at a pharmacy. Dose of the Coast founder, Ashley Ferguson, saw this first hand after her father, Donald Walker, Sr., was diagnosed with liver cancer.  Walker was avid fisherman and loved being on the water, but as his illness progressed fishing trips became fewer. Seeing this, Ferguson Read More
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3 months ago Baton Rouge

Treatment is Over; What’s Next?

When Tommy Deloach was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2014 he had one goal: to get better. But as his treatment ended, Tommy found he had more healing left to do. It was then his doctor recommended After the Bell, a free survivorship clinic at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Read More
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3 months ago Baton Rouge

It Takes a Team to Provide a Different Experience

By Linda Lee, Cancer Center Administrator Wrapping our arms around every cancer patient who enters our doors is what makes the care people receive here different, but we could not accomplish this level of care without the support of our entire community. Together, we are a winning combination. The Commission on Cancer, a quality program Read More

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