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1 week 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 south are not for the faint of heart. Not long after stepping outside, even the Read More
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4 weeks 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 friends to understand a cancer diagnosis. This guide will explain some of the medical terms Read More
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4 months ago Gonzales

Celebrating a Decade of Advanced Cancer Care in Ascension Parish

Ten years ago, when cancer patients in Southeast Louisiana were deciding where to be treated, the closest options included a commute to larger cities for visits and treatments -- sometimes multiple times a week-- navigating traffic and scheduling challenges. This all changed for residents of Ascension Parish and surrounding areas in 2009 when Mary Bird Read More
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8 months 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 patients and their families. We are grateful for both those who entrust us with their Read More
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9 months ago Baton Rouge , Gonzales

Is a Lung Cancer Screening Right for You?

By Dr. Brad Vincent Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer deaths in Louisiana, but the disease is 80 to 90 percent curable when caught early. Early detection efforts, in the form of yearly low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans can help spot abnormalities at their earliest stages and reduce your risk for developing Read More
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9 months ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

Bringing More Trials to More People

While research and clinical trials can enhance standard cancer treatments, they are also the key to the future of cancer care, with a result of improved patient outcomes and survival rates. Read on to learn more about how we are enrolling more patients in clinical trials. Where does cancer research happen? Today, Louisiana and Gulf Read More
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10 months ago Gonzales

1 Parish. 1,000 Screenings. 9 Cancers Diagnosed. 0 Cost to You.

Since 2010, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center has provided more than 1,000 cancer screenings to Ascension Parish residents. However, with 9 cancers diagnosed in that time frame and an expected 38% of men and women expected to be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetimes, the Cancer Center’s Prevention on the Go programs know there is Read More
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11 months ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

Severe Weather Updates

Update 9/3/2018 at 7:00 p.m. All Cancer Center locations will be open for normal business hours. We’re closely monitoring the weather situation as it develops and will provide updates as necessary. Please make sure your family is prepared for inclement weather. Www.getagameplan.org Please call the Cancer Center with any questions or concerns and check our back Read More
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1 year 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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1 year ago Gonzales

Finding Strength in Numbers

Since being diagnosed with breast cancer, Petronilla Neal has found comfort in attending survivorship classes and meeting with people who can relate to her diagnosis. “There’s a special bond every survivor shares, from the moment someone is diagnosed with cancer it doesn’t matter if you’re starting treatment or in recovery, there’s an unspoken recognition that Read More