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Cancer Center Schedules Free Breast, Colorectal Cancer Screenings

Early detection helps save lives

 

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital will sponsor free breast and colorectal cancer screenings from 9-11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 30 at Rouses at 1200 Highway 190, Covington.

The free screenings are made possible by donor gifts. For more information or to schedule a breast cancer screening, visit mbpstph.org/screenings or call (888) 616-4687.

Breast

A clinical breast exam will be provided to women of all ages. Mammograms are free and available for women 40 and older who have not been screened within the past 12 months. Insurance will be billed for mammograms. There will be no charge for women without insurance.

Colorectal

East-to-use take home kits will be distributed to men and women age 50 and older who have not been screened for colorectal cancer in the past 12 months. The take-home kits do not replace a medical exam or other screening procedures.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital provides comprehensive cancer care that strives to positively impact the lives of cancer patients and their families on the Northshore. Services include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery, as well as patient navigation, clinical trials and free community screenings. Not only do patients have access to these vital cancer services and high quality cancer care, but these services are readily available close to home.

A full-service acute care facility committed to providing world-class healthcare and the latest technology, St. Tammany Parish Hospital delivers today’s life-improving procedures with the utmost care to area residents with emphasis on wellness, preventive care and disease management close to home. STPH is a self-supporting not-for-profit community hospital; it receives no tax funding. STPH.org