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3 years ago Houma

Volunteers Offer a Unique Blend of Love, Kindness and Compassion

A calming touch, a kind word, a gentle smile—Cancer Center volunteers offer these comforts in a way no one else can. And the compassion and understanding our volunteers provide patients and families is invaluable. The Cancer Center is fortunate to Read More........
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3 years ago Houma

Golfers Nail a Hole-in-One for Bayou Region Cancer Patients

The 2017 Hebert Open was a tremendous success, raising more than $118,000 for patients treated at Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center. The event brought together people from throughout the Bayou Region and professional golfers from around the country for Read More........
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3 years ago Baton Rouge

Fest for Life offers Lots of Louisiana-style Lagniappe

Louisiana is known for its fun, legendary festivals and events with unique spins on food, music and culture. However, ten years ago, something different premiered in Baton Rouge, offering an innovative approach to presenting cancer and other health topics with Read More........
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3 years ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

“Prevention on the Go” Gets Going

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 , 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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4 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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4 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........