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Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center to Offer Free Screenings at Live Well Bayou Event in Houma

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HOUMA, La.  – Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s Live Well Bayou, an early detection screening and education event, will be held on Saturday, November 5 from 9:00 a.m. ­– 1:00 p.m. at Terrebonne General Health System (8200 Main Street in Houma). This community event will provide residents from Terrebonne Parish and surrounding communities an opportunity to take advantage of four different types of cancer screenings, including breast, prostate, colorectal and skin cancer. Participants can access blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose checks, all while enjoying music and fun activities for the entire family.

Appointments are required for all screenings. If an abnormality is found, a nurse navigator will assist screening participants with next steps, also at no cost. To make an appointment, please call (985) 239-5379.

“We’re excited to bring Live Well back to the bayou in partnership with Terrebonne General Health System,” said Brittny Costella, early detection regional manager, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. “In a community that is still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Ida, many residents have had to reschedule and postpone their routine cancer screenings. Now is the time to get back on track. We encourage everyone across the region to come out and join us for this free community event.”

Mary Bird Perkins and Terrebonne General formed a partnership in 2008 with one goal in mind: to offer communities in the Bayou Region a comprehensive cancer center, close to home. Since then, the Cancer Center has served thousands of residents.

This event is also made possible thanks to the generous support of Cenac Marine Services. Cenac has served as a steadfast supporter of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and shares the organization’s passion for ensuring that Bayou Region residents have access to life-saving cancer screenings and early detection services.

To learn more about this event, visit marybird.org/houma/live-well-bayou.

About Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is a regional cancer care organization that has been fighting cancer for more than 50 years. The cancer care organization provides care at nine centers in Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Houma, Gonzales, Slidell, and Natchez, Mississippi, and its service area encompasses southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi regions. Mary Bird Perkins has a strategic affiliation with OneOncology and the largest radiation and medical oncology groups from across the area including exclusive partnerships with Southeastern Louisiana Radiation Oncology Group, which provides radiation therapy throughout Mary Bird Perkins’ service areas, Northshore Oncology Associates, serving St. Tammany and Washington Parishes, specifically the communities of Covington and Slidell and Louisiana Hematology Oncology Associates, which services the Greater Baton Rouge area. For more information, please visit www.marybird.org.