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1 week ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

Crushing Cancer by Crunching Numbers

By Nicole Magee, CTR, Cancer Registry Director Every patient diagnosed with cancer is different. Their diagnosis and treatment is handled individually and their plan of care varies depending on their disease type and stage, age, general health and many other factors. With so many variables, how as a Cancer Center do we determine how we Read More
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2 months ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

A Year in Review

By Todd Stevens, president and CEO, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center At Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, our inspiration comes from patients and their family members—from survivors, to those who we honor and remember, each day brings renewed hope, renewed energy and an opportunity to do more. We were all reminded of this recently by Read More
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3 months ago Baton Rouge , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

Severe Weather Updates

Update 1/17/2018 at 7:45 a.m. The safety of our patients and team members is our highest priority. Due to roadway conditions caused by severe weather, all Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center radiation therapy appointments for today are being rescheduled. In addition, infusion appointments will have a delayed start. All Read More
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6 months ago Houma

Probability and Prostate Cancer

One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Mr. Eldon Bourg never thought he’d be the one. One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Mr. Eldon Bourg never thought he’d be the one. Born and raised in Grand Caillou and deeply rooted in his Read More
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6 months ago Houma

10 Reasons Ladies Night Out Is The Place To Be

We’re taking the fight forward against cancer so more patients from across our community can receive the most comprehensive and advanced care possible. Here are 10 reasons why Ladies Night Out is the biggest celebration in town. 100% Fundraising Efficiency Every dollar raised benefits patients, allowing us to serve them and their families in the Read More
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10 months ago Houma

Volunteers Offer a Unique Blend of Love, Kindness and Compassion

A calming touch, a kind word, a gentle smile—Cancer Center volunteers offer these comforts in a way no one else can. And the compassion and understanding our volunteers provide patients and families is invaluable. The Cancer Center is fortunate to have many exceptional people who so freely give of their time and talents to help Read More
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10 months ago Houma

Golfers Nail a Hole-in-One for Bayou Region Cancer Patients

The 2017 Hebert Open was a tremendous success, raising more than $118,000 for patients treated at Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center. The event brought together people from throughout the Bayou Region and professional golfers from around the country for food, fun and a great cause. The tournament kicked off with the first ever Par-tee Read More
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11 months 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 lives. And we won’t stop until cancer is no more. In this spirit, our early Read More
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11 months 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 to cancer and cancer prevention. It reports that 66 percent of the genetic mutations that Read More

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