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Cancer Center Schedules Free Colorectal, Breast, Skin Cancer Screenings

Free cancer screenings in Mandeville.

 

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital will hold free breast cancer screenings from 9-11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 19 at Walgreens, 2050 Florida St., Mandeville. Free skin cancer screenings also will be held at the same location from 12:30-3 p.m. and colorectal cancer screenings from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Appointments are required and can be made by calling (888) 616-4687 or by visiting marybird.org/stph.

A clinical breast exam will be provided to women of all ages. Mammograms will be available to women 40 and older who have not had a mammogram in the past 12 months. Insurance will be billed for mammograms, but there will be no charge for women without insurance.

For skin cancer screenings, a physician will perform a visual exam, which is available to those who have not had a physician perform a skin screening in the past 12 months. For colorectal cancer screenings, easy-to-use take home screening kits will be distributed. Men and women age 50 and older who have not been screened for colorectal cancer in the past 12 months are eligible. The screenings does not replace a medical examination or other screening procedures.

The free screenings are made possible by donor gifts.

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.