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Category Archives: Covington

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9 months ago Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Houma

Living Well in Southeast Louisiana

Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center will be hosting the inaugural Live Well community health event on Saturday, Nov. 16. The new Live Well Bayou event, located in Houma, joins the lineup of Mary Bird Perkins community prevention, education and Read More........
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10 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

Medical Physicists: Calculating Cancer Care

Medical Physicists? It’s a career that isn’t widely known, but the professionals are key to the cancer care team. Medical physics is an applied branch of physics concerned with the application of the concepts and methods of physics to the Read More........
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10 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

Sharing the News: Talking to Kids about Cancer

It isn’t unusual for kids to hear about cancer– it comes up in school, on the news, and is even a common plot twist in popular TV shows. But most children never truly experience the word “cancer” unless someone they Read More........
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11 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

Check the UV Index for Safer Fun in the Sun

The idea of vacations and days off have visions of beaches, pools, summer sports and other outdoor activities dancing in our heads, but these anticipated activities unfortunately can come with a price if we aren’t properly prepared. Summers in the Read More........
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12 months ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

The ABCs and 123s of Cancer Stages

By Sobia Ozair, M.D., medical oncologist Stages. Lymph nodes. Metastasis. The words, letters and numbers used to describe cancer can be confusing, but they are essential not only for the doctors caring for patients, but also for patients, family and Read More........
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1 year ago Covington

Cancer Center Offers Three Free Cancer Screenings in Covington

Participants can be screened for breast, colorectal and cervical cancer   (Covington, La.) Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is partnering with St. Tammany Cancer Center and Start Corporation to offer breast, colorectal and cervical cancer screenings at no charge on Friday, Read More........
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1 year ago Covington , Houma

Celebrating a Heavenly Birthday and Gift

Today, Hillary Lanaux would be 38 years old. While she passed away in 2001 due to an aggressive soft-tissue cancer, her memory lives on in a powerful way through a transformational donation to the Cancer Center made by her grandparents, Read More........
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1 year ago Covington

Carol of the Bell

The sound of silver bells ring in the holidays for some, but to Joyce Dean, there was only one bell she wanted to hear chime this winter. In May 2018, Dean was diagnosed with breast cancer following a mammogram and Read More........
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2 years 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 Read More........