Probability and Prostate Cancer

TGMC Prostate

One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Mr. Eldon Bourg never thought he’d be the one. One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Mr. Eldon Bourg never thought he’d be the one. Born and raised in Grand Caillou and deeply rooted in his […]

Cancer Center’s 10th Annual Fest For Life Achieves Milestones

A graphic reading "Press release" alerting the public of the free cancer screenings being hosted in Zachary, LA, by Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center and Lane Regional Medical Center.

Ten years and more than 5,000 screened   (Baton Rouge, La.) Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center’s Fest for Life event recently reached two major milestones: 10 years of providing prevention and early detection services and more than 5,000 people screened in the history of the event. The Cancer Center reports […]

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 […]

“Prevention on the Go” Gets Going

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On the go…It’s an accurate phrase to describe today’s high-speed world, and how we literally bring screenings to the public. At the Cancer Center, we’re constantly transforming to keep pace with changing times to reach more people and save more lives. And we won’t stop until cancer is no more. In this spirit, our early […]

Cancer: Nature Vs. Nurture

Nature vs Nurture

By Johnnay Benjamin, MPH, Director of Early Detection and Education Did you know you have the power to help prevent cancer? A recently-released study, receiving high profile media coverage, explores the age-old adage of nature versus nurture when it comes to cancer and cancer prevention. It reports that 66 percent of the genetic mutations that […]

Prevention on the Go

POGO blog header

On the go…It’s an accurate phrase to describe today’s high-speed world, and how we literally bring screenings to the public. At the Cancer Center, we’re constantly transforming to keep pace with changing times to reach more people and save more lives. And we won’t stop until cancer is no more. In this spirit, our early […]