(Monroe, La.) – Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is providing free, convenient access to colorectal cancer screening kits during the month of May. Discovering cancers in their earliest stage through screenings can help lead to better outcomes, making it extremely important for the community to get screened for appropriate cancers. All colorectal screening kits are available to those who have not been screened in the past 12 months.
Free pick-up of colorectal screening kits will be provided, in conjunction with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, on Wednesday, May 12, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Mac’s Fresh Market, 320 Plank Street, St. Joseph, LA 71366.
Screening kits will also be provided, in conjunction with the Monroe Housing Authority, Wednesday, May 19, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Breece Lock Community Room, 306 Winnsboro Road, Monroe, LA 71202.
To make an appointment to pick up a take-home screening kit at any of these locations, please call (888) 616-4687.
During COVID-19, the Cancer Center has taken steps to ensure the safety of both participants and staff. A number of practices are in place to ensure the safety of everyone, such as increased frequency of our cleaning and disinfecting practices for high-touch areas and appointments for all screenings to ensure social distancing. To learn more about the precautions the Cancer Center is taking or to learn more about our community screening program, please visit marybird.org/services/get-screened.
About Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is a regional cancer care organization that has been fighting cancer for 50 years. The cancer care organization provides care at nine centers in Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Houma, Gonzales, Zachary and Natchez, Mississippi, and its service area encompasses southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi regions. For more information, please visit www.marybird.org.