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Category Archives: Covington

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3 years 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 Read More........
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3 years 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 Read More........
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3 years 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 Read More........
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3 years 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 Read More........
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3 years 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 Read More........
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3 years 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 Read More........