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Local Physicians Are Ready to Rock All Night Long for Skin Cancer Awareness

Inaugural Rock for Spots concert raises funds for skin cancer patient treatment early detection and awareness   (Baton Rouge) Rock and roll is here to stay but cancerous spots shouldn’t be. Dr. John Lyons, a local surgical oncologist, Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, and Festigals, a regional non-profit organization, have teamed Read More Read More
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The Legacy of Dudley W. Coates

Many people will forever remember the life and contributions of Dudley W. Coates, a generous and loving man known for his wonderful smile and vibrant spirit. Mr. Coates was an active member of the community and was involved in many civic organizations. He served on Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s Board of Directors from 2005-2015 Read More Read More
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Finding Strength in Numbers

Since being diagnosed with breast cancer, Petronilla Neal has found comfort in attending survivorship classes and meeting with people who can relate to her diagnosis. “There’s a special bond every survivor shares, from the moment someone is diagnosed with cancer it doesn’t matter if you’re starting treatment or in recovery, there’s an unspoken recognition that Read More Read More
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Finding the Power Within to Fight Cancer

Rene Roquemore has loved comic books, especially ones focused on superheroes, since he was a kid, admiring the fictional characters’ strength and resilience. And when Rene was diagnosed with colorectal cancer last September, he wanted to embody those same characteristics while undergoing treatment. “If I were a superhero I’d be called ‘Captain Resilient.’ My description Read More Read More
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Ringing in the Sisterhood

It’s not the holiday season, but bells will be ringing and there will many reasons to celebrate…Two new, beautiful bells were recently installed at the new Breast & GYN Pavilion on the Woman’s Hospital campus. The Cancer Center introduced the “ringing of the bell” in 2015, which marks a significant moment. It signals the end Read More Read More

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