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2 weeks 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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1 month 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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1 month ago Baton Rouge

It’s a Match: Medical Physics Residents Receive Specialized Training

Two new residents are now in Baton Rouge for specialty training in medical physics at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center as part of the next stage of their education. The Mary Bird Perkins – LSU Medical Physics Partnership is providing students with unique training opportunities, researchers with facilities and Read More
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2 months ago Baton Rouge

Eric von Aspern

For 41-year-old Louisiana native Eric von Aspern, being diagnosed with a meningioma, a benign brain tumor that was near his optic nerve, came at a time when he least expected it. “It was ski season, and I was snowboarding. I didn’t feel right, but I wrote most of my symptoms off as the high altitude Read More
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4 months ago Baton Rouge

Fest for Life offers Lots of Louisiana-style Lagniappe

Louisiana is known for its fun, legendary festivals and events with unique spins on food, music and culture. However, ten years ago, something different premiered in Baton Rouge, offering an innovative approach to presenting cancer and other health topics with the same kind of flair. The annual event, Fest for Life, commenced in 2008, setting Read More
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5 months ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

“Prevention on the Go” Gets Going

On the go…It’s an accurate phrase to describe today’s high-speed world, and how we literally bring screenings to the public. At the Cancer Center, we’re constantly transforming to keep pace with changing times to reach more people and save more lives. And we won’t stop until cancer is no more. In this spirit, our early Read More
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5 months ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

Cancer: Nature Vs. Nurture

By Johnnay Benjamin, MPH, Director of Early Detection and Education Did you know you have the power to help prevent cancer? A recently-released study, receiving high profile media coverage, explores the age-old adage of nature versus nurture when it comes to cancer and cancer prevention. It reports that 66 percent of the genetic mutations that Read More
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5 months ago Baton Rouge

New Cancer Concern for Young Adults; a Leader Emerges

Generation X (born in late-1960s to early-1980s) and Millennials (born in mid-1980s to early 2000s) are learning that they may have increased risks for colorectal cancer. This warning comes from a newly released American Cancer Society study showing young adults have a higher risk of the disease, as compared to older generations. This is likely Read More
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5 months ago Baton Rouge

8 Reasons The Taste is the place to be on March 29

We’re embracing an 80s-style #WayBackWednesday in anticipation of the Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s signature fundraiser, The Taste, on March 29. Here are eight reasons why The Taste is the most delicious event of 2017. 100% Fundraising Efficiency Every dollar raised benefits patients, allowing us to serve them and Read More
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9 months ago Baton Rouge

Wanda Poche – Lung Cancer Survivor

Monroe native Wanda Poche, who has fought metastatic (advanced Stage IV) lung cancer since fall 2014, says her disease wasn’t responding to chemotherapy, so when her oncologist suggested immunotherapy, she was willing to try it. Now nearly one-and-a-half years after starting an immunotherapy drug, her scans show no evidence of cancer. Wanda is now feeling Read More

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