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Breathe Easier & Get Screened

LUNG CANCER SCREENINGS November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and detecting the disease in its earliest stages can mean more tomorrows for you or your loved ones. As a thoracic surgeon, Emily Cassidy, M.D. focuses on treating chest organs, including Read More........

Keeping Watch

Patient & doctor kept a close eye on lung nodule, early detection made survival possible After many years and tries, Brigitte Ducote overcame the difficult task of quitting smoking in 2010. It was several years later when she began seeing Read More........

Trusting Her Instincts: Cheryl Michelet’s Cancer Story

With the youngest of two children moving out for college, Cheryl Michelet and her husband were preparing to be empty nesters for the first time in 21 years. After two decades of kids’ activities flooding the calendar, they had plenty Read More........

Extra Safety Steps for Breast Cancer Screenings in Place; Don’t Wait!

Wilma Green is no stranger to change and having the world change overnight. Originally from New Orleans, the 67-year-old grandmother and New Orleans native was displaced from her home to Baton Rouge following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. She faced hardship Read More........

Finding Her Next Breath: Lena Gonzales’ Journey

Lena Gonzales loves gardening and working outside in her yard. In 2019, after noting that she easily became short of breath, she also noticed pain and changes in her right breast. Her doctor referred her to the Breast & GYN Read More........

Living Well in Southeast Louisiana

People across Southeast Louisiana are invited to take charge of their health by participating in Mary Bird Perkins’ free community prevention, education and early detection events. The Live Well events are returning this year and are taking extra precautions to Read More........

Offering a Helping Hand to Loved Ones During Treatment Made Easy

Cancer patients often find their family and friends wanting to help, but may have a difficult time thinking up things they need on the spur of the moment. Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center is Read More........

Prostate Cancer Questions? Get the Answers Here!

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Dr. Suchit H. Patel, M.D., Ph.D., radiation oncologist, Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, recently provided answers to some of the most asked questions he receives from men Read More........
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Strength Close to Home

Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center is part of the fabric of the Bayou Region and remains steadfast in providing compassionate, comprehensive cancer care for everyone we are privileged to serve. It is important to the Cancer Center team that Read More........