New Treatment for Breast Cancer that has Spread to the Brain

New Treatment for Metastatic breast cancer

When people hear “breast cancer,” they don’t usually think of the disease affecting the brain. But it can happen and when it does it’s called metastatic breast cancer. It can occur when women are first diagnosed, but more commonly it metastasizes, or spreads, months or years after the initial treatment has been completed. In the […]

Cancer Care Choreography

Geaux Pink Cancer Care Choreography

Thinking pink is not a new phenomenon for Ellen Sessions. Tutus, leotards and dance shoes, all in varieties of the shade, are a part of her everyday life. Sessions is the office manager for a local dance studio where the color is practically part of the culture. However, she never realized how much it, or […]

Rolling By: A Rare Sight with an Important Message

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You may soon see something a little unusual rolling around town: a bright pink concrete mixer truck! From volleyball games to pink bra Harley Davidson bike rides, people get creative when it comes to raising awareness and funds for the Cancer Center’s annual Geaux Pink campaign. And this year, Quality Concrete Group (QCG) wanted to […]

A New Partnership Emerges to Fight Breast and GYN Cancers

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By Todd Stevens, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Teamwork. It’s a concept everyone at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center embraces every day. From multidisciplinary teams focused on specific cancers to hundreds of doctors, nurses, patient navigators, dieticians and many others working together and combining […]

10 Reasons Ladies Night Out Is The Place To Be

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100% Fundraising Efficiency Every dollar raised benefits patients, allowing us to serve them and their families 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 $650,000.00. VIP Access Party in style with our new VIP access, and […]

The Strength to Fight

The strength to fight

Renee Hamilton is strong, and she’s many things to many people: a mother, wife and breast cancer survivor. But now, along with her brother, Shane Venezia, she’s also a cancer-fighting advocate and philanthropist. In 2011, Renee was only 30-years-old with no predisposition or family history, but was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the time, her […]

Fest for Life offers Lots of Louisiana-style Lagniappe

Fest for Life 10 Year Celebration

Louisiana is known for its fun, legendary festivals and events with unique spins on food, music and culture. However, ten years ago, something different premiered in Baton Rouge, offering an innovative approach to presenting cancer and other health topics with the same kind of flair. The annual event, Fest for Life, commenced in 2008, setting […]

Cancer Center to Host 10th Annual Fest for Life Event

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Celebrating of 10 years of saving lives through cancer early detection   (Baton Rouge, La.) A decade ago, Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center launched a community health initiative, Fest for Life, which today has grown into a large-scale event that has screened more than 4,800 people for cancer and […]

LIVING with Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Kimberly Hathorn’s cancer experience has endured for nine years, but she continues to persevere and live life on her own terms. Originally diagnosed and treated for breast cancer in 2007, Kimberly was in remission until 2011. At that time, her cancer began metastasizing to various parts of her body, including her brain. “It’s always scary […]