Morgan City – Breast and Colorectal Cancer Screenings

Cancer Screenings

Breast Cancer Screenings Free clinical breast exams will be performed by a physician or nurse practitioner for women 18 and older. Screening mammograms will be available for women 40 and older who do not have a doctor and have not had a mammogram in the past 12 months. Insurance will be billed for mammograms; there […]

Baton Rouge – Prostate and Colorectal Cancer Screening

Cancer Screenings

Prostate Cancer Screenings Includes a PSA blood test and a physical exam performed by a physician. Available to men 45 and older who do not have a doctor or who have not been screened for prostate cancer in the past 12 months. Colorectal Cancer Screening Easy-to-use take home screening kits will be distributed. Men and […]

Napoleonville – Prostate and Colorectal Cancer Screenings

Cancer Screenings

Prostate Cancer Screenings Includes a PSA blood test and a physical exam performed by a physician. Available to men 45 and older who do not have a doctor or who have not been screened for prostate cancer in the past 12 months. Colorectal Cancer Screenings Easy-to-use take home colorectal cancer screening kits will be distributed. […]

LaPlace – Prostate and Colorectal Cancer Screenings

Cancer Screenings

Prostate Cancer Screenings Includes a PSA blood test and a physical exam performed by a physician. Available to men 45 and older who do not have a doctor or who have not been screened for prostate cancer in the past 12 months. Colorectal Cancer Screenings Easy-to-use take home colorectal cancer screening kits will be distributed. […]

Fest For Life

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Date: May 1, 2021 Time: 9am – 2pm Where: Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, 4950 Essen Ln, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 Attendees are able to take charge of their health by participating in this free community event. Fest for Life includes cancer screenings for four different types of cancer, […]

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 Health System 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 […]