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Cancer Screening Van Visits Cenla Parishes
Kathy Gunn
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Cancer Screening Van Visits Cenla Parishes

Check the calendar for a clinic near you

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:

  • January 29 and 30; Avoyelles Parish; Appointment deadline: January 24
  • February 12 and 13; Vernon Parish; Appointment deadline: February 7
  • February 19 and 20; Grant Parish; Appointment deadline: February 14
  • March 12 and 13; Rapides Parish; Appointment deadline: March 7
  • March 26 and 27; Winn Parish; Appointment deadline: March 21
  • April 9 and 10; Natchitoches Parish; Appointment deadline: April 4
  • April 30 and May 1; Avoyelles Parish; Appointment deadline: April 25
  • May 7 and 8; Vernon Parish; Appointment deadline: April 2
  • May 21 and 22; Allen Parish; Appointment deadline: May 16
  • June 11 and 12; Rapides Parish; Appointment deadline: June 6
  • June 25 and 26; Winn Parish; Appointment deadline: June 20
  • July 2 and 3; Allen Parish; Appointment deadline: June 27
  • July 16 and 17; Natchitoches Parish; Appointment deadline: July 11
  • July 30 and 31; Avoyelles Parish; Appointment deadline: July 25
  • August 13 and 14; Vernon Parish; Appointment deadline: August 8
  • August 27 and 28; Catahoula Parish; Appointment deadline: August 22  

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. Follow the link for more information about the Cancer Screening Project



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