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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
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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
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5 months ago Covington

Cancer Center Offers Three Free Cancer Screenings in Covington

Participants can be screened for breast, colorectal and cervical cancer   (Covington, La.) Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is partnering with St. Tammany Cancer Center and Start Corporation to offer breast, colorectal and cervical cancer screenings at no charge on Friday, March 15. The screenings will be held by appointment at Start Community Health Center in Read More
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6 months ago Covington , Houma

Celebrating a Heavenly Birthday and Gift

Today, Hillary Lanaux would be 38 years old. While she passed away in 2001 due to an aggressive soft-tissue cancer, her memory lives on in a powerful way through a transformational donation to the Cancer Center made by her grandparents, Hilaire and Ethel Lanaux. This gift will fund prevention, education and early detection programs in Read More
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7 months ago Covington

Carol of the Bell

The sound of silver bells ring in the holidays for some, but to Joyce Dean, there was only one bell she wanted to hear chime this winter. In May 2018, Dean was diagnosed with breast cancer following a mammogram and the test results indicated an abnormality. Her doctors found the mass was in stage zero Read More
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8 months ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

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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9 months ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

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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11 months ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

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
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11 months ago Covington

Because of Early Detection, We Can Live Well, Northshore

By Caroline Blanchard, RN As a registered nurse and nurse practitioner student, I am diligent with all my annual checkups and examinations. My caution is due to my education, but also because of my personal cancer experiences. In my early 20s, I was diagnosed with my first melanoma, which was found and removed. I was concerned Read More