Specialized Breast & GYN Care is Closer Than You Think

Specialized Breast & GYN Care is Closer Than You Think

A Q&A with Dr. Patrick Tassin, OB-GYN, Alexandria Women’s Center Why is a specialized breast and GYN facility in close proximity important? The thing about central Louisiana is that we have a fair amount of general practitioners, surgeons and OB-GYNs, but not specialists. So it’s huge to be able to offer our patients access to […]

Following the Road to Recovery

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“I’m very familiar with traveling Highway 190 now, but the short drive to Baton Rouge has been worth it,” says breast cancer survivor and Alexandria, Louisiana resident Lori Stanley. “And it was much closer than Houston or some other far away locations.” Lori was referred for treatment at the Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion, a […]

Carol of the Bell

Carol of the Bell Blog Post

The sound of silver bells ring in the holidays for some, but to Joyce Dean, there was only one bell she wanted to hear chime this winter. In May 2018, Dean was diagnosed with breast cancer following a mammogram and the test results indicated an abnormality. Her doctors found the mass was in stage zero […]

Fighting GYN Cancer with Marie Curie-era Treatment and Modern Imaging

Fighting with GYN Cancer with Marie Curie-Era Treatment + Modern Imaging

Dr. Kate Castle Provides Unique Procedure at Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion Few people appreciate modern medicine as often as Dr. Kate Castle, a radiation oncologist with Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center. She sees an average of 25 patients at the Breast & GYN Pavilion each month, some with […]

10 Reasons Ladies Night Out is the Place to be on Thursday, September 20

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100% Fundraising Efficiency Every dollar raised benefits patients and their families, allowing us to serve them in the most impactful way. Donor funding has provided support for early detection, education, survivorship, research and patient assistance. Since 2006, Ladies Night Out has raised over $796,000.00. VIP Access Party in style with VIP access, and be treated […]

Young Woman’s Caring Spirit Lives on in Gift to Mary Bird Perkins

Young Woman's Caring Spirit Lives on in Gift to Mary Bird Perkins

The words above are just a few of the ways that Hillary Lanaux’s family describe her meaningful life. Leaving a Legacy This is why New Orleans residents Mr. and Mrs. Lanaux made a generous, transformational donation – one of the largest ever received across the state – to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s Prevention on […]

Driving Progress: Join others in Identifying Best Mammography Technology

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Over the last 20 years, Devery Pierce has always been one to do her part. Throughout her adulthood, she’s donated platelets, plasma and red blood cells to help patients in need of these vital components. So, when she was asked to enroll in a clinical trial to help determine the most effective breast imaging technology […]

Finding Strength in Numbers

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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 […]

Meet Cancer Survivor Shanna Ledet

Shanna Ledet

Last summer, Shanna Ledet was contemplating how she would tell her family she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Saturday she will be walking side by side with them at Relay for Life of Terrebonne Parish as they celebrate her survivorship and honor the lives of others who fought the same battle. Shanna’s story began […]

Cancer Screenings on Your Time

Tonya McMillian and son Riley

When 37-year-old, Tonja McMillan was diagnosed with breast cancer, one of her main concerns was how she would explain it to her 3-year-old-son, Riley. “I didn’t want Riley to hear the word ‘cancer’ and be scared for me,” Tonja said. “I would explain to him that I was sick and may look a little different […]

Sisterhood Support Through Screening Navigation

Screening Navigation Sharnethia Bradford

Scheduling a breast cancer exam is one of the most proactive things women can do for their health, but it can also cause great anxiety. But ladies screened for breast cancer through Woman’s Hospital and Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s early detection program are paired with a patient navigator—a […]