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9:18am

Thu April 17, 2014
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Feist-Weiller Cancer Center continues free screening tradition for head and neck cancer

Dr. Vikas Mehta says catching head and neck cancers early drastically improves a patient's outcome, and the free screening could be a life saver for some.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center in Shreveport is hosting a free oral, head and neck cancer screening this month.

The annual screening is now an 18-year tradition at Feist-Weiller. It coincides with April’s head and neck cancer awareness week, according to Dr. Vikas Mehta, an assistant professor of otolaryngology at LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport and director of head and neck robotic surgery at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center.

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12:23pm

Tue November 19, 2013
Local

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center seeks hearing aid donations

LSU Health Shreveport audiologist Jessica Bever aims to collect hearing aids to loan to terminally ill cancer patients.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center is starting a loaner hearing aid program for terminally ill cancer patients. All donated hearing aids will be loaned out to the patients who need them during the remaining months of their life. LSU Health Shreveport clinical audiologist Jessica Bever has fielded requests for spare hearing aids from physicians. Unused hearing aids are all around, according to Bever. It’s a matter of collecting them and creating a lending program.

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8:58am

Fri August 9, 2013
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Feist-Weiller Cancer Center in Shreveport seeks aspirin study patients

Feist-Weiller's Lori Panu and Dr. Gary Burton will be heading their site as part a massive study involving an aspirin regimen in the elderly.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center in Shreveport is recruiting patients for a study underway in the United States and Australia that will follow 19,000 people who are 65 and older to look at the risk and benefits of an aspirin-a-day regimen. The placebo-controlled clinical trial will look at whether there are potential benefits for the prevention of heart disease, certain cancers and even dementia. But are the known risks of gastrointestinal bleeding and stroke too great? Dr. Gary Burton, clinical research director at Feist-Weiller, said it’s time to find out.

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8:53am

Thu August 8, 2013
Local

Mobile 3-D mammography machine to debut in Shreveport

Cutting edge breast cancer detection technology will literally roll into Shreveport Friday, Aug. 9. LSU Health Shreveport has one of only two mobile 3-D mammography machines in Louisiana.

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