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Come to Fest for Life!

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center is holding its free annual Fest for Life event on Saturday, April 13 in downtown Baton Rouge! Get all of the details here.' WHO? Fest for Life is perfect for kids, adults—the entire family! WHAT? Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Read More Read More
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The Heart of Cancer Care

Cardio-oncology is an emerging field dedicated to optimizing the cardiovascular care that cancer patients receive before, during, and after their cancer treatment. Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is at the forefront of this evolving field. How Cancer Treatment Can Affect Patients’ Heart Health Although cancer treatments are constantly improving, some of the most effective cancer Read More Read More
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Team Approach Used to Tackle Rectal Cancer

At age 47, Tavia Crumpler knew something was off. The increasing symptoms of bloating, gas, and changes in her stool consistency were especially disturbing since her grandmother had suffered from colon cancer, but Tavia chalked it up to stress. When the symptoms didn’t stop, she began asking for medical help. “I told every doctor I Read More Read More
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Expert Cancer Care in Zachary

Medical oncologist Dr. Vince Cataldo discusses Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s partnership with Lane Regional Medical Center to provide enhanced medical oncology care and infusion services to patients in the Zachary, LA area. Meet Our Oncology Team in Zachary Dr. Cataldo is joined in Zachary by Dr. Joseph Shows, Read More Read More
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Caring River Cancer Center to Merge with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

Mary Bird Perkins continues expansion to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer   (Baton Rouge, La.) Caring River Cancer Center (CRCC) will merge with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center (MBPCC), a comprehensive cancer care organization, serving the Gulf South region for almost 50 years. CRCC has provided local access to radiation therapy for more Read More Read More
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Twenty Minutes Can Transform Cancer Care

Greta Fry is a natural-born helper. With the ability to spot a need and apply her talents and skills to help fulfill it, Greta shifted professional gears in her 40s from her first “helping” career as a teacher to become another type of “helper,” a licensed practical nurse. Because her job involves assisting with clinical Read More Read More