Cancer Survivor, Fighter, Volunteer

Cancer Survivor, Fighter, Volunteer

When I was diagnosed with throat cancer at age 39, my first thought was my wife and three children. Yes, I was scared. No, I didn’t know what was to come. What I did know was that leaving a toddler without a dad was not an option. Putting my family firmly in the category of […]

Head & Neck Cancer: Do you know the facts?

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Head and neck cancers account for approximately 3 percent of malignancies in the United States, but since most people don’t know the signs and symptoms of these cancers, nearly half of the cases are found in late stages when treatment options are more complex. The Cancer Center’s MD Anderson-trained otolaryngologist Dr. Ashley Mays reviews common […]

Q&A With Nationally-recognized Head and Neck Physicians

Q&A with nationally recognized head & neck physicians in Baton Rouge, LA

The esteemed group of cancer specialists at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center’s Head and Neck Center recently welcomed otolaryngologists Dr. Ashley Mays and Dr. Larissa Sweeny. These physicians are the newest additions to the renowned group of experts whose work earned the U.S. News & World Report as a top 50 provider […]

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

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.

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 […]

Head and Neck Cancer Symptoms Can Mimic Common Problems

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New York-native Joe Ferrer was going about his normal daily shaving routine in July 2015 when he noticed a lump on his throat that made him pause. As a spinal cancer survivor, he knew that listening to his gut instinct about his health was important in detecting his previous disease early, so he brought the […]