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May 19, 2013 - 10:52pm | 81°F
FREE Cancer Screening
Partners in Wellness Mobile Screening Unit
A mobile screening unit operated by Feist-Weiller Cancer Center’s Partners in Wellness program mitigates the barriers of cost and access for Louisiana residents in need of routine health screenings. Rural and inner city residents have access to mammograms, pap smears, prostate exams, colorectal screening kits, and head and neck cancer screenings aboard the mobile screening unit.
The 40-foot-long mobile screening unit has digital mammography equipment, an exam room, a waiting area and two dressing rooms. The exam room can be used for clinical breast exams, pelvic exams and pap smears, and for general medical exams. Although the unit is designed for women’s screenings, it also is used for prostate screenings for men.
The vehicle has an on-board generator, and is fully wired throughout with both D.C. and A.C. electricity and Internet connectivity. The unit contains a high-speed wireless link to the Rural Health Information Exchange Network, which links rural clinics and hospitals. This connection permits physicians at LSU Health Shreveport to perform consults and read mammograms for women ages 40+ in real-time.
Mobile Unit Screening Schedule by City
For information or to make an appointment -- which is required to receive a screening -- call 318.813.2225 or 1.800.582.4523.
Contributors Making North Louisiana's Only Mobile Mammography Unit Possible
Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health Program (Louisiana's part of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program)
Feist-Weiller Cancer Center Endowment
Baton Rouge Task Force
FITCO, the Louisiana Colorectal Screening Pilot Program
Friday, April 19, 2013
Each spring, Feist-Weiller Cancer Center and the Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at LSU Health Shreveport directed by Cherie-Ann Nathan, MD, FACS offer a free screening to look for signs of cancer affecting the head and neck region. Oral, head and neck cancer is the sixth most common type of cancer in the United States. This annual free screening takes place in conjunction with the national Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week.
During the last decade, an increasing number of young, non-smokers have developed mouth and throat cancer associated with the human papillomavirus, or HPV. Smoking and chewing tobacco are known to be contributing factors, as well.
The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance sponsors Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week to champion awareness of this disease, which could result in an earlier diagnosis, lower functional disability and higher survival rates.
This screening takes less than 10 minutes and is non-invasive. It includes a basic exam of your ears, nose, mouth, throat and neck. Appointments are recommended but not required. Call 318.675.6262 to sign up.
Prostate Cancer Screening
FREE Screenings Monthly
Partners in Wellness offers FREE prostate cancer screenings to men ages 40 and older on a regular basis. The screenings are offered the third Wednesday every month by appointment in the Partners in Wellness clinic. Call 318.813.2225 to make an appointment. Screenings day are 9am - noon and 1pm - 4pm.
Partners in Wellness is located in the LSU Health Shreveport Medical Center on the corner of Kings Hwy and Linwood Avenue, second floor above the Emergency Room.
The following are eligible for a FREE screening:
Feist-Weiller Cancer Center • 1501 Kings Highway • Shreveport, LA 71103
LSU Health Shreveport is an equal opportunity affirmative action institution.
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