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

Severe Weather Updates

Update 12/8/2017 at 9:45 a.m. Our Hammond and Covington locations are closed today and will reopen Monday for normal business hours. All other locations are open and will have normal business hours today. Please call the Cancer Center with any questions or concerns. Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center (Baton Read More
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1 week ago Baton Rouge

A Different Category of Care

Providing a different kind of cancer care experience requires a unique combination of compassionate, talented team members, breakthrough technology and outstanding community support. This almost artistic, individualized approach to patient care has now been recognized by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award. The Cancer Center is one of a select Read More
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2 weeks ago Baton Rouge

A Playbook for Holiday Eating

By Vadel Shivers, M.S., R.D. During the holidays, eating can be challenging for cancer patients. Concerns about weight gain or weight loss can cause anxiety especially during treatment and recovery. But with a game plan, you can score at the dinner table. Here are a few tips that can help you take guess work out Read More
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4 weeks ago Baton Rouge

For the Love of People and Pets

How the Cancer Center and LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Collaborate to Benefit People and Animals It’s a somewhat surprising collaboration, but the Cancer Center and the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine (LSU SVM) have worked together for years, driving human and veterinary oncology medicine in meaningful ways. Many people first learned about our unique Read More
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1 month ago Baton Rouge

People Helping People

Dr. Tom J. Meek, Jr. grew up in a small town in southern Arkansas where he began his medical education under the supervision of his father, a local doctor. Dr. Meek studied his father diligently as he delivered everything from cold remedies to babies, but found that his greatest lesson learned was not medical jargon Read More
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1 month ago Baton Rouge

New Innovation Blocks and Tackles

Men Undergoing Prostate Cancer Treatment Gain Better Defense Against Side Effects Four or five football fields. In today’s world of precision radiation therapy for cancer, that’s how Dr. Charles Wood describes the amount of space a new treatment system puts between the prostate and other vital organs to ensure they remain healthy. When Ronald Atwood Read More
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2 months ago Baton Rouge

Essen Lane Construction Updates

Please note that Essen Lane road construction near the Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center entrance will be occurring Wednesday, Nov. 1st and Thursday, Nov. 2nd from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. You will be able to enter the Cancer Center using the main entrance as normal. Please plan for longer Read More
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2 months ago Baton Rouge

New Treatment for Breast Cancer that has Spread to the Brain

When people hear “breast cancer,” they don’t usually think of the disease affecting the brain. But it can happen and when it does it’s called metastatic breast cancer. It can occur when women are first diagnosed, but more commonly it metastasizes, or spreads, months or years after the initial treatment has been completed. In the Read More
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2 months 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 months 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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