POGO Cancer Screening

Breast and Colorectal Cancer Screenings

12/04/2020 9:00 am
12/04/2020 2:00 pm
Albertson's, 1801 W. Thomas Street, Hammond, LA 70401   View map

Breast Cancer Screening Information:
Free clinical breast exams will be performed by a physician or nurse practitioner for women 18 and older. Screening mammograms will be available for women 40 and older who do not have a doctor and have not had a mammogram in the past 12 months. Insurance will be billed for mammograms; there will be no charge for women without insurance.


Colorectal Cancer Screening Information:
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. Does not replace a medical examination or other screening procedures.




COVID-19 Precautions

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is excited to be restarting our Prevention on the Go program again. While routine cancer screenings are important in detecting potentially deadly cancers, keeping our participants and staff safe during COVID-19 is just as important. When you come to a screening, here’s what you can expect:

  • Increased frequency of our cleaning and disinfecting practices for high-touch areas
  • Participants and staff are required to wear facemasks
  • Appointments for all screenings will be required
  • Reduced numbers of people on board the mobile unit at any given time
  • Increased amounts of time between participants to allow appropriate time for cleaning
  • Reduced onsite paperwork
  • Waiting areas will be in vehicles or locations at least 6 feet apart. We will also have a texting system to notify you when we are ready for you.

If you have delayed being screened during the pandemic, we encourage you to contact your provider to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible. Please contact your doctor regarding appropriate screening, or call us at (225) 215-1234.



Open to all


9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Event Details


1801 W. Thomas Street
Hammond, LA 70401


9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m. &
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (225) 215-1234 or  (888) 616-4687.