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2 years ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

Have a Healthy Father’s Day!

Socks and ties are the typical go-to gifts because dads can be hard to buy for. But cancer prevention and early detection never go out of style.  Wish your dad a healthy Father’s Day and let him know about the Read More........
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2 years ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

Thank You, Rubicon, for 25 Years of Giving

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center was created by the community, and over the years, this support has never wavered, allowing us to provide advanced cancer care throughout southeast Louisiana and beyond. It takes support from many individuals, local partners and Read More........
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2 years ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

Cancer Center Honors Legacy of Troye Svendson

Many people remember Troye A. Svendson as a vibrant, loving and charitable man. Mr. Svendson, who recently passed away at the age of 92, was an active community member and will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved Read More........
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2 years ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

Volunteers Give their Time, Talent and Heart

There’s a tenderness in care that is present in every volunteer, whether it’s their kind word, helping hand or generous heart, they help provide that “personal touch” for patients. The Cancer Center is so grateful to these compassionate individuals who Read More........
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2 years ago Hammond

Three Decades of Serving Hammond, Thousands of Lives Touched

By Dr. Andrew Elson, Radiation Oncologist A little over three decades ago, life in Hammond was different than it is today. While always a close-knit, family-oriented city, prior to 1988, there was no significant access to cancer care. But times Read More........
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2 years ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

Crushing Cancer by Crunching Numbers

By Nicole Magee, CTR, Cancer Registry Director Every patient diagnosed with cancer is different. Their diagnosis and treatment is handled individually and their plan of care varies depending on their disease type and stage, age, general health and many other Read More........
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2 years ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

A Year in Review

By Todd Stevens, president and CEO, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center At Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, our inspiration comes from patients and their family members—from survivors, to those who we honor and remember, each day brings renewed hope, renewed Read More........
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2 years ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

Severe Weather Updates

Update 1/17/2018 at 7:45 a.m. The safety of our patients and team members is our highest priority. Due to roadway conditions caused by severe weather, all Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center radiation therapy appointments Read More........
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3 years ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

“Prevention on the Go” Gets Going

On the go…It’s an accurate phrase to describe today’s high-speed world, and how we literally bring screenings to the public. At the Cancer Center, we’re constantly transforming to keep pace with changing times to reach more people and save more Read More........