Category Archives: Blog Post

12 hours ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post

Treating Rare Brain Cancer Close to Home

Many of us heard about glioblastoma when Senator John McCain was diagnosed with it. Congress recently designated July 17th as Glioblastoma Awareness Day to educate the public about the disease and to honor those who have battled it. Defining glioblastoma The most common type of malignant brain tumor among adults, glioblastoma is usually very aggressive, Read More
1 week ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

Check the UV Index for Safer Fun in the Sun

The idea of vacations and days off have visions of beaches, pools, summer sports and other outdoor activities dancing in our heads, but these anticipated activities unfortunately can come with a price if we aren’t properly prepared. Summers in the south are not for the faint of heart. Not long after stepping outside, even the Read More
3 weeks ago Blog Post

A Daughter’s Story: How Cancer Impacted My Family

By Nicole Jones, daughter of cancer survivor JoAnn Jones Growing up with a parent battling cancer When someone is fighting cancer, it is easy for well-meaning people to focus all of their attention on the cancer patient and overlook those closest to them who are also feeling the effects of the disease, especially children and Read More
4 weeks ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

The ABCs and 123s of Cancer Stages

By Sobia Ozair, M.D., medical oncologist Stages. Lymph nodes. Metastasis. The words, letters and numbers used to describe cancer can be confusing, but they are essential not only for the doctors caring for patients, but also for patients, family and friends to understand a cancer diagnosis. This guide will explain some of the medical terms Read More
1 month ago Natchez

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Natchez Welcomes Jessie Knapp

  Natchez, Miss. – Jessie Knapp has been named clinic manager at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Natchez. In this role, Knapp is responsible for the operations and administration of the Cancer Center, ensuring that the clinic runs smoothly so patients can focus on healing and team members can focus on patient care. Knapp, Read More
1 month ago Hammond

Larger Than Life, Stronger Than Cancer

When Ponchatoula native Donald Burton’s heart stopped beating at just a few days old, the two-pound preemie was airlifted to New Orleans where he was revived. Today, the 43-year-old police force lieutenant is still beating the odds with a presence and heart that are larger than life. “God saved my life when I was a Read More
1 month ago Baton Rouge

Specialized Breast & GYN Care is Closer Than You Think

A Q&A with Dr. Patrick Tassin, OB-GYN, Alexandria Women’s Center Why is a specialized breast and GYN facility in close proximity important? The thing about central Louisiana is that we have a fair amount of general practitioners, surgeons and OB-GYNs, but not specialists. So it’s huge to be able to offer our patients access to Read More
2 months ago Baton Rouge

Eating Away at Skin Cancer – A New Treatment Approach

by Sobia Ozair, M.D., medical oncologist Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and will affect one in five Americans during their lifetime. It can occur anywhere on the body but usually forms in skin that’s been exposed to sunlight. Of the different types of skin cancer, melanoma is the most aggressive and Read More
2 months ago Baton Rouge

Location, Location, Location: How Access to Specialized Radiation Changed an Appraiser’s Life

A real estate appraiser for 27 years, Brent Loupe is no stranger to the value of location. So when the 61-year-old’s surgeon recommended the Gamma Knife Icon at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center to treat a tumor on his pituitary gland, Brent was relieved. “Years ago, my mom was Read More
3 months ago Baton Rouge

Following the Road to Recovery

Pictured left to right: Lori's friends, Janie Terrell and Mandy Bower, and Lori Stanley “I’m very familiar with traveling Highway 190 now, but the short drive to Baton Rouge has been worth it,” says breast cancer survivor and Alexandria, Louisiana resident Lori Stanley. “And it was much closer than Houston or some other far away Read More