The Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health Programs is offering free breast cancer screenings in Lafayette, Louisiana on January 11th, to be followed by free mammograms. The free breast cancer screenings will be administered at Clifton Chenier Center, 220 West Willow St, Building A, Lafayette, LA. from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11th.
To be eligible for a free breast cancer screening, women must be between 40 and 64 years of age, uninsured or underinsured and meet income requirements.
No appointment is necessary. First come, first served. Register before eight o’clock to be seen.
Exams will be performed by a physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner. Mammograms will not be done the night of the screening. The free mammogram will be scheduled within 1 to 3 weeks after the screening event. Mammograms will be done at OGH Imaging in Sunset for participants of the Opelousas screening, Abbeville General Hospital for participants of the Abbeville screening, and St Agnes Breast Center in Lafayette for participants of all other screenings. Results will be mailed to participants as soon as they are available. If the mammogram or pap test results in requiring further testing (ultrasound, biopsy, colposcopy, etc), these diagnostic tests will be covered under the program and will be at no cost to the participant. If cancer is discovered, most women screened or diagnosed through the program will qualify for Louisiana Breast and Cervical Medicaid Program (BCC Medicaid) to cover the cost of treatment. This program is for breast and cervical cancer screenings ONLY. No prescriptions or illnesses will be addressed.
For more information, leave a message at (337) 235-7898 x 476 or e-mail email@example.com
The American Cancer Society recommends that women receive an annual mammogram starting at age 40, obtain an annual clinical breast exam by a healthcare professional and perform monthly breast self-exams. Breast cancer is the disease many women fear the most, and early detection and treatment can dramatically improve a woman’s chances of survival. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, and leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women ages 40 to 55. If detected early – and mammography is the best way to do that – the five-year survival rate for patients is more than 90 percent.
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