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Category Archives: Baton Rouge

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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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6 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........
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7 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Natchez

Healthy Alternatives and Meal Tips during COVID-19

Maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet is essential for cancer patients undergoing treatment, as well as survivors.  With the uncertainty of the types of food available in stores during this time, we’ve put together some suggestions and meal tips to consider. Read More........
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7 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post

One Mission, One Team

Our Team is our Greatest Asset Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center is so thankful for our team members and all medical professionals who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 response. The comments Read More........
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7 months 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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8 months 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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8 months 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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8 months 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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8 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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9 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........