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5 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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5 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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5 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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6 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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6 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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6 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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7 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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7 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
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7 months ago Baton Rouge

Louisiana Lottery Wants Everyone to Win in the Health Game

The Louisiana Lottery Corporation is known for fun and giving people a chance to win big, but when it comes to health, they make it clear that all bets are off. A longtime supporter of both Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center and Cancer Services, the Louisiana Lottery has donated Read More
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8 months ago Baton Rouge

Congratulations, Top Forty Under 40 Winners!

The Baton Rouge Business Report included two of Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s most skilled professionals in their prestigious Top Forty under 40 2018 class. Musculoskeletal Oncologist Shaun Accardo, M.D., and Director of Pharmacy Wendy Gaudet, Pharm D, were honored along with fellow recipients this week at a reception Read More