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Category Archives: Houma

2 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma

Frying in Louisiana; It’s a Quick Burn

With many of us staying close to home during these changing times, many people are choosing to spend more time outdoors participating in activities like walking or bike riding. However, these activities unfortunately can come with a price if we Read More........
3 months ago Blog Post , Houma

One Mission, One Team

Thanks to Our Team for all You Do! Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center is so grateful for our team members and all medical professionals who have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 response. The comments below are Read More........
4 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

6 Healthy & Easy Ways to Deal with Anxiety

The effects of a cancer diagnosis, treatment and life after cancer can lead to feelings of anxiety and isolation, especially when outside factors can cause added stress. At Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, we’re committed to improving survivorship and lessening Read More........
5 months ago Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

5 Tips to Help Cancer Patients Stay Flu Free

This time of year brings many concerns about the flu and other infectious diseases, especially for cancer patients. Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s team of experts can answer any questions or provide helpful advice when it comes to staying as healthy Read More........
6 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

Cancer Screenings in Your Community: See Stats Here

In a recent report by the American Cancer Society, the rate of cancer deaths in the United States saw the sharpest decline on record from 2016 to 2017. Louisiana parallels this trend with mortality rates from cancer decreasing by 3.2 Read More........
6 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

Propelling Cancer Care Forward

As Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center continues to propel cancer care forward, we want to share with you the progress we have made and our vision for the future. There is still much to do, but hope is on the Read More........
6 months ago Blog Post , Houma

6 Key Facts to Know About Eating During Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatment can take a toll on the body, but there are many ways to help counter side effects, including good eating habits. This is why Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center’s dieticians help patients stay on-track with their nutrition Read More........
7 months ago Baton Rouge , Blog Post , Covington , Gonzales , Hammond , Houma , Natchez

Fact or Fiction? Dispelling Myths about Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are vital to progressing cancer care. They can lead to the discovery of new and better treatments, enhanced ways to prevent side effects and can improve outcomes. Participation in clinical trials can help lead to these breakthroughs. However, Read More........
8 months 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........
9 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........