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5 days ago Blog Post , Houma

4 Things to Look for When Choosing a Cancer Treatment Center

Unless you or a family member has faced cancer, it can be hard to know where to turn when a cancer diagnosis happens. Fortunately, leading edge cancer care is available in the Bayou Region at Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Read More........
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2 months ago Blog Post , Houma

Empathy from Within

Nurse battling cancer supports patients and survivors in Houma As a registered nurse, Erica Martin always made her health a priority. For 14 years, she worked as a labor and delivery nurse and currently serves as an office manager at Read More........
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2 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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2 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........
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2 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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3 months ago Blog Post , Houma

Dress to the Nines on 9/19/19

Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center to host 20s-themed bash for community Grab a glass of giggle water and get ready to Charleston the night away at The Gala Goes Gatsby, hosted by Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center. This Read More........
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3 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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4 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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4 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........