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Category Archives: Baton Rouge

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

Cancer: Nature Vs. Nurture

By Johnnay Benjamin, MPH, Director of Early Detection and Education Did you know you have the power to help prevent cancer? A recently-released study, receiving high profile media coverage, explores the age-old adage of nature versus nurture when it comes Read More........
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3 years ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

Prevention on the Go

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........
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3 years ago Baton Rouge

New Cancer Concern for Young Adults; a Leader Emerges

Generation X (born in late-1960s to early-1980s) and Millennials (born in mid-1980s to early 2000s) are learning that they may have increased risks for colorectal cancer. This warning comes from a newly released American Cancer Society study showing young adults Read More........
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3 years ago Baton Rouge

8 Reasons The Taste is the place to be on March 29

We’re embracing an 80s-style #WayBackWednesday in anticipation of the Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s signature fundraiser, The Taste, on March 29. Here are eight reasons why The Taste is the most delicious event of Read More........
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3 years ago Baton Rouge

Wanda Poche – Lung Cancer Survivor

Monroe native Wanda Poche, who has fought metastatic (advanced Stage IV) lung cancer since fall 2014, says her disease wasn’t responding to chemotherapy, so when her oncologist suggested immunotherapy, she was willing to try it. Now nearly one-and-a-half years after Read More........
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3 years ago Baton Rouge

LIVING with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Kimberly Hathorn’s cancer experience has endured for nine years, but she continues to persevere and live life on her own terms. Originally diagnosed and treated for breast cancer in 2007, Kimberly was in remission until 2011. At that time, her Read More........
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3 years ago Baton Rouge

Blake LaBran, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivor

At 28-years-old, cancer wasn’t something Blake LaBran thought about. But after experiencing weight loss, night sweats, lack of appetite and growth of a neck mass, he knew something was seriously wrong with his health. Blake saw his physician and soon Read More........
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4 years ago Baton Rouge

Clyde Sandifer, Acute Myeloid Leukemia Survivor

When someone hears the words, “You have cancer,” their world immediately changes and every area of their life is impacted. Fortunately, the Cancer Center’s THRIVE survivorship program offers many resources to address the emotional, physical and spiritual challenges patients and Read More........
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4 years ago Baton Rouge

Colorectal Cancer Rising in Younger People

One of my patients, Barkley Booker, considers every day a gift after being diagnosed with Stage III colorectal cancer at the age of 37. Today, the mother of two girls ages 14 and 11, is a survivor because she quickly Read More........
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4 years ago Baton Rouge

Elizabeth Franklin, Stomach Cancer Survivor

After visiting several well-known healthcare facilities in various states and getting the same feedback from all of them, Elizabeth Franklin was told that a cancerous tumor in her stomach was inoperable. She felt helpless and scared and thought she would Read More........