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Category Archives: Baton Rouge

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2 weeks ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post

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........
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3 weeks ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post

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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2 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Houma

What Can a Patient Navigator do for you?

Patient navigation is individualized assistance offered to patients, families and caregivers and designed to help overcome any barriers and facilitate timely access to medical and psychosocial care from pre-diagnosis through survivorship. The navigation team is made up of registered nurses, Read More........
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3 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post

On the Road Again

Teaming up to provide safe, life-saving screenings For many years, Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center and Woman’s Hospital have partnered to provide more than 40,000 breast cancer screenings throughout the community, utilizing our mobile Read More........
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3 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post

Get the Answers on Gastric Cancer

The number of new cases of gastric cancer, also known as stomach cancer, have decreased about 1.5 percent each year over the last 10 years according to the American Cancer Society. However, more than 27,000 people in the U.S. are Read More........
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4 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Gonzales , Hammond

Survivorship On The Rise

By John M. Lyons, III, MD, FACS Earlier this year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) reported the largest one year drop in cancer mortality ever recorded in the United States. This is tremendous news, and I wanted to take a Read More........
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4 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post

Under His Wings

Authored by Mary Ellen Courville I sat and stared up at the third floor of Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center trying to imagine which room Grace, my 22-year-old, was in. She was waiting for Read More........
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4 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

Frying in Louisiana; It’s a Quick Burn

With many of us staying close to home during these changing times, many people are choosing to spend more time outdoors participating in activities like walking or bike riding. However, these activities unfortunately can come with a price if we Read More........
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5 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post

Resourcefulness and Teamwork Abound During COVID-19 Pandemic

As the need for facemasks to keep patients and team members safe continues during COVID-19, Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center has implemented a new cleaning procedure that uses ultraviolet light to sterilize personal protective Read More........
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5 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post

Crossing the Finish Line

Advanced cancer care is closer than you may think. As Helen Fontaine was preparing to receive her last rounds of treatment out of state, she received the news that travel restrictions due to COVID – 19 would prevent her from Read More........