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5 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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6 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
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6 months ago Baton Rouge

Hope for the Holidays

Next week, cancer survivors will light three celebration trees at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center during a special ceremony. The tree-lighting ceremony is part of the Cancer Center’s THRIVE survivorship program and is an annual tradition anticipated by survivors, families, and team members alike. Adorned with oyster shells hand-painted Read More
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6 months ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

2018: A Year of Thanksgiving

By Todd Stevens, President and CEO One of my favorite things about this time of year is the opportunity to express thankfulness for the many ways our community has come together to advance the Cancer Center’s mission and serve more patients and their families. We are grateful for both those who entrust us with their Read More
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7 months ago Baton Rouge

Courage, Joy, Compassion, Care: Sister Linda’s Spirit Lives On

Today Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center selected its fourth annual Sister Linda Constantin Courage and Compassion Award. ABOUT SISTER LINDA CONSTANTIN Each year, the Cancer Center honors team members for exemplifying the deeply held values and beliefs of Sr. Linda Constantin, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center’s Read More
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7 months ago Baton Rouge , Gonzales

Is a Lung Cancer Screening Right for You?

By Dr. Brad Vincent Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer deaths in Louisiana, but the disease is 80 to 90 percent curable when caught early. Early detection efforts, in the form of yearly low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans can help spot abnormalities at their earliest stages and reduce your risk for developing Read More
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7 months ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

Bringing More Trials to More People

While research and clinical trials can enhance standard cancer treatments, they are also the key to the future of cancer care, with a result of improved patient outcomes and survival rates. Read on to learn more about how we are enrolling more patients in clinical trials. Where does cancer research happen? Today, Louisiana and Gulf Read More
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7 months ago Baton Rouge

Merrill Lynch: Investing in the Community

With nearly 5,000 retail financial centers throughout the world, Merrill Lynch is an international conglomerate with investment specialists and firms around the world. But Merrill Lynch is also dedicated to supporting the economic, social and cultural life in each of its locations – including Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center in Baton Read More
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8 months ago Baton Rouge

Faith, Physician and Technology Help Young Man Find Healing

Twenty-six year old Donald Hartung and his wife Jennifer, missionaries from Addis, La., said they were sharing the good news of Jesus in Cambodia when he started experiencing some discomfort. When the pain became too much last December, the couple returned to the United States to seek medical help and family support. It was then he was Read More
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8 months ago Baton Rouge

Tackling GYN Cancer with Spirit

Yvonne “YJean” Whitley has been coaching football at Southern University for decades. She may wear a sassy outfit instead of a coach’s uniform, but the retired teacher definitely isn’t your ordinary, run-of-the-mill football fan. A longtime Jaguar supporter, YJean can rattle off schedules and players’ stats on any given day. She has also been known Read More