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Cancer Screening Van Visits Cenla Parishes
Tammy Moreau
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Cancer Screening Van Visits Cenla Parishes

Check the calendar for a clinic near you in 2017

The Cenla Medication Access Program’s cancer screening van will visit locations throughout Central Louisiana to offer eligible residents free breast, colorectal and cervical cancer screenings. 

Upcoming clinic dates are:

  • May 23 and 24; Allen Parish; Appointment deadline: May 8
  • June 6 and 7; Rapides Parish; Appointment deadline: May 22
  • June 20 and 21; Winn Parish; Appointment deadline: June 5
  • July 11 and 12; Natchitoches Parish; Appointment deadline: June 19
  • July 25 and 26; Avoyelles Parish; Appointment deadline: July 10
  • August 1 and 2; Vernon Parish; Appointment deadline: July 17
  • August 22 and 23; Catahoula Parish; Appointment deadline: August 7
  • September 5 and 6; Rapides Parish; Appointment deadline: August 21
  • September 26 and 27; Winn Parish; Appointment deadline: September 11
  • October 3 and 4; Natchitoches Parish; Appointment deadline: September 18
  • October 24 and 25; Avoyelles Parish; Appointment deadline: October 9
  • November 7 and 8; Vernon Parish; Appointment deadline: October 23
  • November 21 and 22; LaSalle Parish; Appointment deadline: November 6
  • December 5 and 6; Rapides Parish; Appointment deadline: November 20
  • December 19 and 20; Allen Parish; Appointment deadline: December 4

The screening van is a partnership between The Rapides Foundation, CMAP and the Partners in Wellness Program at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center at LSU Health Shreveport. 

Services provided on the van include clinical breast exams, mammograms, Pap smears, pelvic exams and take-home colorectal cancer kits. Appointments are required, and residents should contact the CMAP Cancer Screening Project to see if they meet income and insurance qualifications. 

Annual breast and cervical screenings are recommended for women ages 40-64, and colorectal screenings for men and women ages 50-64. 

To request an appointment, please call Cancer Screening Specialist Kayla Edwards at 318-767-3027 or toll-free at 1-855-767-3027. For more information, please visit the CMAP website, cmaprx.org

The Cancer Screening Van offers eligible Cenla residents free breast, cervical and colon cancer screenings.

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