The CMAP Cancer Screening Van will visit multiple parishes to offer free cancer screens for eligible residents.
The van is a mobile digital mammography unit that travels throughout Central Louisiana parishes twice a month. Patients receive free clinical breast exams, digital mammograms, cervical exams, Pap smears and colon cancer screening take-home tests. The van is a partnership between The Rapides Foundation, Cenla Medication Access Program and the Partners in Wellness Program at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center at LSU Health Shreveport.
The services are free of charge for Central Louisiana residents who do not have health insurance. The program follows American Cancer Society screening guidelines, which recommend how often men and women should get screened, and at what ages.
Appointments are required. To request an appointment, call the Cancer Screening Program at 318-767-3027 or toll-free at 1-855-767-3027.