Cancer Screening Van to make stop in Catahoula Parish
Eligible residents can receive free cancer screenings
The Cenla Medication Access Program’s cancer screening van will visit Catahoula Parish on August 23 and 24 to offer area residents breast, colorectal and cervical cancer screenings.
The van will be located in the parking lot of Catahoula Medical Complex on Highway 84, Jonesville, from 9:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24. Services include free clinical breast exams, mammograms, Pap smears, pelvic exams and take-home colorectal cancer kits. Appointments are required.
Annual breast and cervical screenings are recommended for women ages 40-64, and colorectal screenings for men and women ages 50-64. Residents should contact the Cancer Screening Project to see if they meet income and insurance qualifications prior to making an appointment.
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.
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.