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

Have a Healthy Father’s Day!

Socks and ties are the typical go-to gifts because dads can be hard to buy for. But cancer prevention and early detection never go out of style.  Wish your dad a healthy Father’s Day and let him know about the top three cancers that affect men. Also, encourage him to talk to his doctor about Read More
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3 months ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

Thank You, Rubicon, for 25 Years of Giving

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center was created by the community, and over the years, this support has never wavered, allowing us to provide advanced cancer care throughout southeast Louisiana and beyond. It takes support from many individuals, local partners and companies to keep our mission strong. One of these companies, longtime supporter, Rubicon LLC, has Read More
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3 months ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

Cancer Center Honors Legacy of Troye Svendson

Many people remember Troye A. Svendson as a vibrant, loving and charitable man. Mr. Svendson, who recently passed away at the age of 92, was an active community member and will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him. However, his legacy as an advocate for those touched by cancer will live on Read More
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3 months ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

Volunteers Give their Time, Talent and Heart

There’s a tenderness in care that is present in every volunteer, whether it’s their kind word, helping hand or generous heart, they help provide that “personal touch” for patients. The Cancer Center is so grateful to these compassionate individuals who are so selfless and willing to help advance our mission to lessen the burden of Read More
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5 months 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
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7 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
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8 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
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11 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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

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