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Category Archives: Covington

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10 hours 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........
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6 days 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........
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2 weeks 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........
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1 month 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........
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3 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........
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3 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

Propelling Cancer Care Forward

As Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center continues to propel cancer care forward, we want to share with you the progress we have made and our vision for the future. There is still much to do, but hope is on the Read More........
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4 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

Fact or Fiction? Dispelling Myths about Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are vital to progressing cancer care. They can lead to the discovery of new and better treatments, enhanced ways to prevent side effects and can improve outcomes. Participation in clinical trials can help lead to these breakthroughs. However, Read More........
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7 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

Are You at Risk for Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among men in Louisiana and is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. However, since the use of early detection tests for prostate cancer became more common, survivorship has Read More........
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7 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

Live Pink. Think Pink. Geaux Pink.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the U.S., and during the month of October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, everyone unites to recognize individuals fighting or who are survivors of this Read More........