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Category Archives: Baton Rouge

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

6 Healthy & Easy Ways to Deal with Anxiety

The effects of a cancer diagnosis, treatment and life after cancer can lead to feelings of anxiety and isolation, especially when outside factors can cause added stress. At Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, we’re committed to improving survivorship and lessening Read More........
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3 weeks ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post

We Don’t Just Treat Cancer. We Treat Tavia.

At age 47, Tavia Crumpler knew something was off.  The increasing symptoms of bloating, gas, and changes in her stool consistency were especially disturbing since her grandmother had suffered from colon cancer, but Tavia chalked it up to stress. When Read More........
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1 month ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post

Milestone Moment: 1,000 Gamma Knife Icon Treatments

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center in 2016 took a giant leap forward in continuing to ensure the most innovative and effective treatment for patients by bringing the Leksell Gamma Knife Icon to our community. Read More........
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1 month ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post

5 Tips to Help Cancer Patients Stay Flu Free

This time of year brings many concerns about the flu and other infectious diseases, especially for cancer patients. Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s team of oncologists and patient navigators can answer any questions or Read More........
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2 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post

On the Cusp: New Clinic Addresses Heart Health

Cardio-oncology is an emerging field dedicated to optimizing the cardiovascular care that cancer patients receive before, during and after their cancer treatment. Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center is at the forefront of this evolving Read More........
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2 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post

Anna Trammell

“It was scary.” An understandable reaction for someone just diagnosed with stage three rectal cancer like Anna Trammell. As a wife and mother of two living in Baton Rouge, Anna loves to spend time with her family, travel and attend Read More........
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2 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post

Michael Hackett

“When you hear you have cancer, the world completely stops. You immediately begin to think about everyone you love.” That is how colon cancer survivor Michael Hackett described the first time he was told he had cancer. Michael began periodically Read More........
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2 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

Cancer Screenings in Your Community: See Stats Here

In a recent report by the American Cancer Society, the rate of cancer deaths in the United States saw the sharpest decline on record from 2016 to 2017. Louisiana parallels this trend with mortality rates from cancer decreasing by 3.2 Read More........
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2 months 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........