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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:

  • April 3 and 4; Natchitoches Parish; Appointment deadline: March 26
  • April 24 and 25; Avoyelles Parish; Appointment deadline: April 16
  • May 1 and 2; Vernon Parish; Appointment deadline: April 30
  • May 22 and 23; Allen Parish; Appointment deadline: May 14
  • June 5 and 6; Rapides Parish; Appointment deadline: May 28
  • June 19 and 20; Winn Parish; Appointment deadline: June 11
  • July 10 and 11; Natchitoches Parish; Appointment deadline: July 2
  • July 24 and 25; Avoyelles Parish; Appointment deadline: July 16
  • August 7 and 8; Vernon Parish; Appointment deadline: July 30
  • August 21 and 22; Catahoula Parish; Appointment deadline: August 13
  • September 4 and 5; Rapides Parish; Appointment deadline: August 27
  • September 25 and 26; Winn Parish; Appointment deadline: September 17
  • October 2 and 3; Natchitoches Parish; Appointment deadline: September 24
  • October 23 and 24; Avoyelles Parish; Appointment deadline: October 15
  • November 6 and 7; Vernon Parish; Appointment deadline: October 29
  • November 20 and 21; LaSalle Parish; Appointment deadline: November 12
  • December 4 and 5; Rapides Parish; Appointment deadline: November 26
  • December 18 and 19; Allen Parish; Appointment deadline: December 10  

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,

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

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