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You Can Brighten Christmas for a Family with Cancer


The Miles Perret Cancer Services Giving Tree is an annual gift giving program that offers help to families during Christmas. The program is offered to children 18 and under who have cancer or have a parent/sibling with cancer.

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Camellia Crossing is Wednesday November 23

Volunteers and staff are busy today preparing for the Camellia Crossing to benefit Miles Perret Cancer Services. Packet and T-shirt pickup is underway in the lobby of the their offices at 2130 Kaliste Saloom Rd. Reminder: Camellia Blvd. will be closed beginning at 5:50 PM, until the end of the race.

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Mom with Cancer Dies to Save Unborn Baby [VIDEO]

A selfless mother has died to save her unborn baby.

The woman was diagnosed with a life-threatening form of cancer and refused chemotherapy so that her child could be born, even though it meant she would die.

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Do High-Power Electrical Lines Worry You?

Here's the scene:  you are driving home from work, and, just a few hundred yards from your driveway, you notice a construction crew clearing a field.  "A new subdivision must be coming up" you think to yourself as you take the kids and the groceries from the car. Then, weeks later, you see this:

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Games of Acadiana [VIDEO]

Miles Perret Cancer Services' Games of Acadiana was a huge success on Saturday! Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate, honor and support!

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Study : Doctors Recommend Pap Smear Too Often

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that U.S. doctors are telling their patients to get a Pap Smear more often than the American Cancer Society recommends.  ACS guidelines suggest that a woman over 30 wait three

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Lettuce Addiction Saves Woman’s Life

Elsie Campbell woke up one day craving lettuce. She couldn't get enough of it. She began eating up to four heads a day! Her husband, a scientist, began researching her strange appetite and discovered that lettuce contains a nutrient that people with breast cancer often lack. Sure enough, when she sought medical help, she was, in fact, diagnosed with breast cancer.

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How To Keep Cancer Off The BBQ Grill

Father's Day is this Sunday and many in the Lafayette area will be grilling.  The experts at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center say that small changes to what – and how – you grill can keep cancer off the menu. Sally Scroggs, health education manager at MD Anderson’s Cancer Prevention Center recommends these tips:

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Former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco Diagnosed With Rare Eye Cancer

News just being released this afternoon that Former Governor Kathleen Blanco has been diagnosed with a rare form of eye cancer.

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Cell Phones May Cause Cancer, Says New Study

According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer the radiation in cell phones may cause cancer.

The group came to this conclusion after analyzing 30 previous studies which had explored the link between cell phones and cancer.

As a result of this finding, cell phones have now been given a "2 B" classification by the agency , the same designation given to DDT and gasoline engine exhaust.

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Wish comes true for cancer-stricken 10-year-old inducted into Army

The following story was forwarded to my by Robert Lebon of the Survivor's Riding Club of Abbeville.  It originally ran in the Fort Polk Guardian newspaper.  Read this story, and know that there is a benefit poker run/ride for him today (3/19) in Lake Charles...

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“Uncle Leo” Passes Away

Yahootvblog.com reports Len Lesser, best known as Jerry's Uncle Leo on the long running sit com  "Seinfeld" has passed away.

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