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9 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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9 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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9 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........
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10 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post

The Cancer No One Wants to Talk About is Increasing

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the country. With diagnosis rates continuing to rise, providing expert treatment and early detection to save lives is a top priority at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Read More........
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10 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post

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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10 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

Fact or Fiction? Dispelling Myths about Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are vital to progressing cancer care. They can lead to the discovery of new and better treatments, enhanced ways to prevent side effects and can improve outcomes. Participation in clinical trials can help lead to these breakthroughs. However, Read More........
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11 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post

Cancer Specialist Teams Are Changing the Game

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center welcomes one of our newest colorectal surgeons, Nathan Hite, M.D. He joins an esteemed group of cancer specialists who collaborate to create and identify new ways to enhance outcomes. Read More........
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11 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post

Early Detection for Pancreas Cancer? It’s Now Possible!

A team of experts in pancreatic cancer care at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center are collaborating to improve patient outcomes with a new high-risk pancreatic cancer screening program. This is the only known program Read More........
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12 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post

Don’t Hold Your Breath and Wonder – Get Screened for Lung Cancer Today

As a thoracic surgeon, Emily Cassidy, M.D., focuses on treating chest organs, including the lungs. She works closely with oncologists and other cancer specialists to maintain a growing, comprehensive, multidisciplinary lung cancer program at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady Read More........