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Cancer Screening Van making stop in Grant Parish

POLLOCK – The Cenla Medication Access Program’s cancer screening van will visit Pollock on Nov. 27-28 to offer Grant Parish residents colorectal, breast and cervical cancers screenings. 

The van will be parked at First Baptist Church at 7956 Ridge St. from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, and from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28. 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 at 318-767-3027 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 Lori Belgard at 318-767-3027. For more information, please visit the CMAP website, cmaprx.org. 
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