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2 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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2 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........
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2 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 months ago Blog Post , Houma

6 Key Facts to Know About Eating During Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatment can take a toll on the body, but there are many ways to help counter side effects, including good eating habits. This is why Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center’s dieticians help patients stay on-track with their nutrition Read More........
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4 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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4 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........