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2018: A Year of Thanksgiving

By Todd Stevens, President and CEO One of my favorite things about this time of year is the opportunity to express thankfulness for the many ways our community has come together to advance the Cancer Center’s mission and serve more patients and their families. We are grateful for both those who entrust us with their Read More
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Courage, Joy, Compassion, Care: Sister Linda’s Spirit Lives On

Today Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center selected its fourth annual Sister Linda Constantin Courage and Compassion Award. ABOUT SISTER LINDA CONSTANTIN Each year, the Cancer Center honors team members for exemplifying the deeply held values and beliefs of Sr. Linda Constantin, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center’s Read More
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Is a Lung Cancer Screening Right for You?

By Dr. Brad Vincent Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer deaths in Louisiana, but the disease is 80 to 90 percent curable when caught early. Early detection efforts, in the form of yearly low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans can help spot abnormalities at their earliest stages and reduce your risk for developing Read More
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Bringing More Trials to More People

While research and clinical trials can enhance standard cancer treatments, they are also the key to the future of cancer care, with a result of improved patient outcomes and survival rates. Read on to learn more about how we are enrolling more patients in clinical trials. Where does cancer research happen? Today, Louisiana and Gulf Read More
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Merrill Lynch: Investing in the Community

With nearly 5,000 retail financial centers throughout the world, Merrill Lynch is an international conglomerate with investment specialists and firms around the world. But Merrill Lynch is also dedicated to supporting the economic, social and cultural life in each of its locations – including Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center in Baton Read More
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Faith, Physician and Technology Help Young Man Find Healing

Twenty-six year old Donald Hartung and his wife Jennifer, missionaries from Addis, La., said they were sharing the good news of Jesus in Cambodia when he started experiencing some discomfort. When the pain became too much last December, the couple returned to the United States to seek medical help and family support. It was then he was Read More
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Tackling GYN Cancer with Spirit

Yvonne “YJean” Whitley has been coaching football at Southern University for decades. She may wear a sassy outfit instead of a coach’s uniform, but the retired teacher definitely isn’t your ordinary, run-of-the-mill football fan. A longtime Jaguar supporter, YJean can rattle off schedules and players’ stats on any given day. She has also been known Read More
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Meet Our New Physicians

The Cancer Center continues to grow and serve more patients from throughout the region than ever before. Recently, four new physicians - three medical oncologists and one radiation oncologist - joined our compassionate, gifted team of doctors. Each of these talented individuals has an exceptional educational background, expert training and invaluable experience. You can learn Read More
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Fighting GYN Cancer with Marie Curie-era Treatment and Modern Imaging

Dr. Kate Castle Provides Unique Procedure at Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion Few people appreciate modern medicine as often as Dr. Kate Castle, a radiation oncologist with Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center. She sees an average of 25 patients at the Breast & GYN Pavilion each month, some with Read More
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Severe Weather Updates

Update 9/3/2018 at 7:00 p.m. All Cancer Center locations will be open for normal business hours. We’re closely monitoring the weather situation as it develops and will provide updates as necessary. Please make sure your family is prepared for inclement weather. Www.getagameplan.org Please call the Cancer Center with any questions or concerns and check our back Read More