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Category Archives: Houma

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4 days 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........
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2 weeks 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........
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4 weeks 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........
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2 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........
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2 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........
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4 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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4 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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4 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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5 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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5 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........