Breast Cancer

Lamar Advertising to celebrate National Mammography Day with ‘Pink Takeover’

Lamar Advertising Company will celebrate National Mammography Day with a “Pink Takeover.”

Louisiana Coalition of African American Breast Cancer Survivors to host matinee

The Louisiana Coalition of African American Breast Cancer Survivors (LCAABCS) will host their annual musical matinee to celebrate survivors.

Detecting the breast cancer gene with a smartphone

An LSU professor, along with his team of researchers have created an accessible way for women and men to test for the “BReast CAncer gene one," more commonly known as BRCA1.

BRG to host free lunch teaching breast cancer risks

Baton Rouge General (BRG) is hosting a lunch event to help women understand their risks for breast cancer.

BRG offers beauty boost workshop for women with cancer

Look Good Feel Better workshop is dedicated to improving the quality of life and self-esteem of people undergoing cancer treatment.

Registration open for 2019 Race for the Cure

2019 Susan G. Komen Race Baton Rouge Race for the Cure event planning is underway and registration is now open.

LSU Biological and Agricultural Engineering students analyze breast cancer cells to improve treatment

LSU Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering students analyze breast cancer cells to improve treatment.

Baton Rouge General unveils ‘Pop-Up Pink Pumpkin Patch’

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Baton Rouge General Medical Center is creating awareness about the disease in a fun way involving pumpkins.

Breast surgeons at Woman’s Hospital now performing oncoplasty for cancer patients

Oncoplastic surgery allows breast cancer patients to undergo lumpectomy and cosmetic surgery at the same time, cutting down recovery and healing time.

Ochsner announces ‘Breast Self-Awareness Month’

Ochsner Cancer Center Baton Rouge is calling October "Breast Self-Awareness Month"

Free breast cancer and HIV screenings part of first Willie F. Hawkins Community Health Fair

Community health fair includes several free health screenings for adults, including breast, prostates and colorectal cancer.

Baton Rouge General partners with Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans

BRG partners with CAGNO, which offers counseling, support and discounts to patients undergoing cancer treatment in southeastern Louisiana.

Gatsby-themed gala raised more than $475K to benefit local cancer patients

Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center and Cancer Services’ first joint event a success

‘Mammos & Mimosas’ merges breast care with food, festivities & fun

Baton Rouge General will host our 2nd annual Mammos & Mimosas on Saturday, October 27.

Breast cancer survivors model bras on stage for Bust Breast Cancer

Woman’s Hospital presents the 2018 BUST Breast Cancer Bra Art Fashion Show.

Free community health event planned for Ascension Parish

Free cancer screening and health event happening October 27 at St. Elizabeth Medical Plaza.

Baton Rouge Women’s Week to highlight women in today’s world

The Women's Council of Greater Baton Rouge is hosting 10 days of free, exciting and interesting events to strengthen, showcase and explore the role of women in today's world.

Party in Pink Zumbathon to raise breast cancer awareness

Party in Pink Zumbathon to raise breast cancer awareness and funds for prevention research.

Woman’s Hospital presents BUST Breast Cancer Bra Art Fashion Show

Woman’s Hospital will present the 2018 BUST Breast Cancer Bra Art Fashion Show. It will be held Wednesday at L’Auberge Casino and Hotel.

American Cancer Society seeks volunteer drivers for patients

The Road to Recovery program needs more volunteer drivers to bring cancer patients to and from treatment.

CancerAnswer: New Breast & GYN Cancer call line guides women to care

A new call line, CancerAnswer, from Breast & GYN Cancer Pavillion, connects patients and caregivers with information and resources.  CANCERANSWER Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To speak to someone about breast and gynecologic cancer questions within one business day CALL: 225-215-7600 Individuals diagnosed with breast or gynecologic cancer or who have questions about the disease often need help quickly. The CancerAnswer call line is a new, free service f...

Mary Bird Perkins - OLOL announces new Vice President of Cancer Service Line

Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center has announced Linda Lee as the new Vice President of Cancer Service Line.

Mobile mammogram bus to provide screenings for patients without insurance

Woman's Hospital is making it easier for women across the capital region to get screened for breast cancer.