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5 days ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

Propelling Cancer Care Forward

As Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center continues to propel cancer care forward, we want to share with you the progress we have made and our vision for the future. There is still much to do, but hope is on the Read More........
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1 month ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

Fact or Fiction? Dispelling Myths about Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are vital to progressing cancer care. They can lead to the discovery of new and better treatments, enhanced ways to prevent side effects and can improve outcomes. Participation in clinical trials can help lead to these breakthroughs. However, Read More........
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4 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

Are You at Risk for Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among men in Louisiana and is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. However, since the use of early detection tests for prostate cancer became more common, survivorship has Read More........
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4 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

Live Pink. Think Pink. Geaux Pink.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the U.S., and during the month of October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, everyone unites to recognize individuals fighting or who are survivors of this Read More........
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6 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

Medical Physicists: Calculating Cancer Care

Medical Physicists? It’s a career that isn’t widely known, but the professionals are key to the cancer care team. Medical physics is an applied branch of physics concerned with the application of the concepts and methods of physics to the Read More........
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6 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

Sharing the News: Talking to Kids about Cancer

It isn’t unusual for kids to hear about cancer– it comes up in school, on the news, and is even a common plot twist in popular TV shows. But most children never truly experience the word “cancer” unless someone they Read More........
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6 months 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 Read More........
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7 months 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 Read More........
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7 months 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 Read More........