Category Archives: Covington

1 month ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

Crushing Cancer by Crunching Numbers

By Nicole Magee, CTR, Cancer Registry Director Every patient diagnosed with cancer is different. Their diagnosis and treatment is handled individually and their plan of care varies depending on their disease type and stage, age, general health and many other factors. With so many variables, how as a Cancer Center do we determine how we Read More
3 months ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

A Year in Review

By Todd Stevens, president and CEO, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center At Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, our inspiration comes from patients and their family members—from survivors, to those who we honor and remember, each day brings renewed hope, renewed energy and an opportunity to do more. We were all reminded of this recently by Read More
4 months ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

Severe Weather Updates

Update 1/17/2018 at 7:45 a.m. The safety of our patients and team members is our highest priority. Due to roadway conditions caused by severe weather, all Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center radiation therapy appointments for today are being rescheduled. In addition, infusion appointments will have a delayed start. All Read More
7 months ago Covington

Treatment for Brain Tumors and Central Nervous System Conditions Can Begin at Home

By Andrew Elson, M.D. Painless, noninvasive, nonsurgical, outpatient. These words are rarely used when discussing treatment options for brain tumors and central nervous system conditions. However, these terms perfectly describe the Leksell Gamma Knife® Icon™. The Gamma Knife Icon is the world’s most precise and noninvasive treatment device and it can now be accessed by Read More
8 months ago Covington

Top 10 Reasons to attend the Benefits of Home Gala!

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s annual Benefits of Home Gala in Covington is August 17. In preparation for an unforgettable evening, we’re sharing the top ten reasons you won’t want to miss this exclusive event benefiting patients at St. Tammany Cancer Center. 100% Fundraising Efficiency Every dollar raised benefits patients, allowing us to serve them Read More
10 months ago Covington

The Strength to Fight

Renee Hamilton is strong, and she’s many things to many people: a mother, wife and breast cancer survivor. But now, along with her brother, Shane Venezia, she’s also a cancer-fighting advocate and philanthropist. In 2011, Renee was only 30-years-old with no predisposition or family history, but was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the time, her Read More
11 months ago Covington

Dragon Boat Racers Speeding Toward a Cure

Racing down the river to the finish line may sound more like a fun, competitive activity than an opportunity to give back to the community, but the Greater New Orleans Dragon Boat festival brings together the best of both worlds in support of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington. Every year, hundreds of people Read More
12 months ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

“Prevention on the Go” Gets Going

On the go…It’s an accurate phrase to describe today’s high-speed world, and how we literally bring screenings to the public. At the Cancer Center, we’re constantly transforming to keep pace with changing times to reach more people and save more lives. And we won’t stop until cancer is no more. In this spirit, our early Read More
12 months ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

Cancer: Nature Vs. Nurture

By Johnnay Benjamin, MPH, Director of Early Detection and Education Did you know you have the power to help prevent cancer? A recently-released study, receiving high profile media coverage, explores the age-old adage of nature versus nurture when it comes to cancer and cancer prevention. It reports that 66 percent of the genetic mutations that Read More

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