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Category Archives: Covington

5 days ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

Extra Safety Steps for Breast Cancer Screenings in Place; Don’t Wait!

Wilma Green is no stranger to change and having the world change overnight. Originally from New Orleans, the 67-year-old grandmother and New Orleans native was displaced from her home to Baton Rouge following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. She faced hardship Read More........
4 weeks ago Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Houma

Living Well in Southeast Louisiana

People across Southeast Louisiana are invited to take charge of their health by participating in Mary Bird Perkins’ free community prevention, education and early detection events. The Live Well events are returning this year and are taking extra precautions to Read More........
3 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Houma

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........
5 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

Frying in Louisiana; It’s a Quick Burn

With many of us staying close to home during these changing times, many people are choosing to spend more time outdoors participating in activities like walking or bike riding. However, these activities unfortunately can come with a price if we Read More........
7 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Natchez

Healthy Alternatives and Meal Tips during COVID-19

Maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet is essential for cancer patients undergoing treatment, as well as survivors.  With the uncertainty of the types of food available in stores during this time, we’ve put together some suggestions and meal tips to consider. Read More........
7 months ago Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Natchez

One Mission, One Team

A Thank You from the Community Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is so thankful for our team members who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 response, dedicated to ensuring our mission to improve survivorship and lessen the burden Read More........
7 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

6 Healthy & Easy Ways to Deal with Anxiety

The effects of a cancer diagnosis, treatment and life after cancer can lead to feelings of anxiety and isolation, especially when outside factors can cause added stress. At Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, we’re committed to improving survivorship and lessening Read More........
8 months ago Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

5 Tips to Help Cancer Patients Stay Flu Free

This time of year brings many concerns about the flu and other infectious diseases, especially for cancer patients. Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s team of experts can answer any questions or provide helpful advice when it comes to staying as healthy Read More........
9 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........