Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Natchez is committed to helping keep our patients and community safe and healthy.
As a result, the Cancer Center currently has a Zero Visitor policy, with the only exception being for patients with cognitive impairment. Those with mobility issues will be supported by our guest services teams to ensure they are able to safely attend their appointments. We are supportive of allowing loved ones to utilize their preferred technology to provide inclusive appointments.
All patients will be screened upon entering the facility. Screening consists of several questions related to whether you or someone you’ve been in close contact with has been tested or diagnosed with COVID – 19, and a temperature check.
We ask that you please contact your physician before travelling to any of our facilities if any of the following applies to you:
- Showing symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as fever greater than 100.4º F/38º C, cough or shortness of breath.
- Have been tested for COVID-19.
- Had contact with someone who has been ill with a respiratory virus.
Please contact your physician and notify them if any of these items pertain to you.
Do you need additional cancer information, resources or support during this time? The Cancer Center’s social workers are here to help. If we can assist patients or loved ones in any way, please contact us at (601) 442-1285.
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Natchez offers Adams County area residents access to leading-edge radiation therapy and other supplemental services. The Cancer Center’s compassionate, highly experienced medical staff and treatment team are dedicated to providing the most advanced cancer care in a comfortable, supportive setting.
Meet Our Medical Staff
Dr. Gregory Cotter is the radiation oncologist at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Natchez. After completing his undergraduate studies and internship at the University of Alabama, Dr. Cotter received his medical degree from the University of South Alabama’s College of Medicine. He completed his residency at Washington University in St. Louis. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Cotter, call (601) 442-1285.
Prevention and Education
The Cancer Center’s Prevention on the Go is designed to provide cancer prevention and education. This nationally-recognized program has a longstanding legacy of providing gold-standard and innovative early detection services. For information on Prevention on the Go, call (225) 215-1234 or email Johnny Benjamin at Jbenjamin@marybird.com.
Radiation therapy is an x-ray treatment that damages or destroys cancer cells in your body. Our radiation oncologists will oversee your radiation therapy treatments, work with other members of the radiation therapy team to develop your treatment plan and ensure that each treatment is accurately given. Your radiation oncologist will also monitor your progress and adjust the treatment as necessary to make sure the radiation is hitting its target while minimizing side effects. Before, during and after your radiation therapy treatments, your radiation oncologist will work closely with your other cancer doctors, such as your medical oncologist and/or surgeon to maximize the radiation’s effectiveness.
Nutrition, transportation and social service assistance is available on a case-by-case basis. Please ask your doctor if you need help with any of these issues.
From Highway 61 South turn right onto Jeff Davis Blvd. Drive about 1/4 mile and turn left at the Cancer Center sign, follow the road all the way to the end.
From Highway 61 North, go left to continue onto Sgt. Prentiss Drive, continue about five miles then take a left onto Jeff Davis Blvd. Drive about 1/4 mile and take a left at the Cancer Center sign and continue on to the end of the road.
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