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3 months ago Baton Rouge

Team Approach Used to Tackle Rectal Cancer

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 the symptoms didn’t stop, she began asking for medical help. “I told every doctor I Read More
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3 months ago Baton Rouge

Expert Cancer Care in Zachary

Medical oncologist Dr. Vince Cataldo discusses Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s partnership with Lane Regional Medical Center to provide enhanced medical oncology care and infusion services to patients in the Zachary, LA area. Meet Our Oncology Team in Zachary Dr. Cataldo is joined in Zachary by Dr. Joseph Shows, Read More
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3 months ago Baton Rouge

Twenty Minutes Can Transform Cancer Care

Greta Fry is a natural-born helper. With the ability to spot a need and apply her talents and skills to help fulfill it, Greta shifted professional gears in her 40s from her first “helping” career as a teacher to become another type of “helper,” a licensed practical nurse. Because her job involves assisting with clinical Read More
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3 months ago Baton Rouge

Q&A With Nationally-recognized Head and Neck Physicians

The esteemed group of cancer specialists at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center’s Head and Neck Center recently welcomed otolaryngologists Dr. Ashley Mays and Dr. Larissa Sweeny. These physicians are the newest additions to the renowned group of experts whose work earned the U.S. News & World Report as a top 50 provider Read More
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3 months ago Covington

Cancer Center Offers Three Free Cancer Screenings in Covington

Participants can be screened for breast, colorectal and cervical cancer   (Covington, La.) Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is partnering with St. Tammany Cancer Center and Start Corporation to offer breast, colorectal and cervical cancer screenings at no charge on Friday, March 15. The screenings will be held by appointment at Start Community Health Center in Read More
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4 months ago Baton Rouge

The Fine Art of Robotic Surgery

By John Lyons, M.D. Robotic surgery is when a surgeon uses an advanced tool with robotic arms to perform surgery. Although we call the device a “robot,” it’s completely controlled by the surgeon and is not self-sufficient. Robotic surgery is a more advanced surgery than what we call “open surgery,” the traditional surgery we use Read More
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4 months ago Covington , Houma

Celebrating a Heavenly Birthday and Gift

Today, Hillary Lanaux would be 38 years old. While she passed away in 2001 due to an aggressive soft-tissue cancer, her memory lives on in a powerful way through a transformational donation to the Cancer Center made by her grandparents, Hilaire and Ethel Lanaux. This gift will fund prevention, education and early detection programs in Read More
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5 months ago Baton Rouge

L’Auberge Lets the Good Times—and Good Health—Roll!

Louisiana is known for laissez les bons temps rouler, and L’Auberge Casino & Hotel in Baton Rouge is no stranger to the state’s love for letting the good times roll. From playing games and winning money to fine dining and fun concerts, L’Auberge offers experiences of all kinds to entertain and relax. But L’Auberge doesn’t Read More
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5 months ago Covington

Carol of the Bell

The sound of silver bells ring in the holidays for some, but to Joyce Dean, there was only one bell she wanted to hear chime this winter. In May 2018, Dean was diagnosed with breast cancer following a mammogram and the test results indicated an abnormality. Her doctors found the mass was in stage zero Read More
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5 months ago Baton Rouge

New Bell Is a Symbol of Hope for Patients at Lane Cancer Center

There’s a new sound of hope for Lane Cancer Center patients in Zachary: a celebration bell. Symbolically rung at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, the tradition was brought over to Lane Cancer Center when the two organizations began partnering for medical oncology services in September. The special bell was Read More