About This Location
For 50 years, Mary Bird Perkins has been providing leading-edge cancer care. In 2008, the Cancer Center formed a partnership with the hospital and Cancer Care Specialists. Each party had one goal in mind: to offer residents of the Bayou Region a comprehensive cancer center, close to home.
Since then, the Cancer Center has grown and evolved to meet the needs of the community, but its mission has remained the same: to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer. This mission is especially important in Louisiana – a state that suffers from high cancer mortality rates due to lack of access to care, delayed diagnosis, and other factors.
As a comprehensive cancer facility, the Cancer Center provides the full continuum of cancer care – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and survivorship. The Center’s services include screening, mammography, education, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Clinical trials and patient navigators – nurses who guide patients through the treatment process – are available as well.
The Cancer Center offers world-class diagnostic and treatment technology, including the Elekta Infinity linear accelerator. This leading-edge technology enables faster, more accurate treatments.
The Cancer Center offers free cancer screenings, community education, and support opportunities for cancer patients throughout the year. Residents of the Bayou Region can also get free cancer screenings through the Early Bird, a mobile medical clinic that helps bring early detection to the uninsured at times and locations that are convenient.
The Cancer Center, constructed by the McDonnel Group, uses recycled and sustainable products that protect and preserve our environment. The Center is the first building in the region and the first hospital in Louisiana to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification.