New Technology and Nearby Treatment are a Win-Win for Morgan City Cancer Patient

New Tech & Nearby Treatment; Win-Win for Cancer Patients

For 82 years, Morgan City resident Conrad Beadle was the picture of health. In April 2018, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in April 2018. Because Conrad’s wife received care at Terrebonne General Medical Center several years ago, he did not want to travel far for great care. For him, the decision to seek treatment […]

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 […]

Giving Prostate Cancer Treatment Side Effects Some Space

SpaceOAR Patient Dan Alexander

When Dan Alexander learned he had prostate cancer only one thought crossed his mind: how would he tell his family? But, he was able to quickly reassure them that because of SpaceOAR, a new and innovative technology offered by Mary Bird Perkins in Hammond, he was receiving the safest and most effective treatment available today. […]

Trading Spaces: SpaceOAR Replaces Balloon for Prostate Patients

SpaceOAR patient Herben Henry

Good news for men undergoing prostate cancer treatment: No more balloons, and that’s not a bad thing… Men in Ascension Parish undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer now have access to a new technology that offers more comfortable protection against treatment side effects. Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Gonzales now offers SpaceOAR, a hydrogel […]

New Innovation Blocks and Tackles

SpaceOAR Blog

Men Undergoing Prostate Cancer Treatment Gain Better Defense Against Side Effects Four or five football fields. In today’s world of precision radiation therapy for cancer, that’s how Dr. Charles Wood describes the amount of space a new treatment system puts between the prostate and other vital organs to ensure they remain healthy. When Ronald Atwood […]

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 […]

Courage to Fight It

James Morgan, Prostate Cancer Patient

When prostate cancer patient James Morgan talks about his radiation therapy, he recalls the kindness of the staff and the convenience of the treatments. Morgan was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer and needed radiation treatments, which were made more comfortable and precise with a brand new, state-of-the-art radiation therapy system – the Elekta Versa HD. […]