Saturday, September 23, 2023

Cancer Screening Van

Cancer Screening Van

The Cancer Screening Project helps residents get access to free medical screenings for breast, colorectal and cervical cancers. A feature of this project is the Cancer Screening Van, a mobile digital mammography unit that travels throughout Central Louisiana. The screening van is a partnership between The Rapides Foundation, Cenla Medication Access Program (CMAP), and the Partners in Wellness Program at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center at LSU Health Shreveport.

Breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening services are available on the mobile unit for qualified individuals.

  • Women ages 40-64 - Digital mammography
  • Women ages 25-64 - HPV cervical screening
  • Women ages 45-64 - all of above including colorectal cancer screening self-administered take-home test
  • Men ages 45-64 - colorectal cancer screening self-administered take-home test

The mobile unit will travel throughout Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon, and Winn parishes providing these services to individuals who meet the age requirement and have no medical insurance or are on Medicaid.

Appointments are necessary
For more information, or to find out when the mobile unit will be in your area, please call 1-318-767-3027 or toll-free 1-855-767-3027.




2023 Dates Location Patient Appointment Deadline
January 3-4 Allen Parish Call by December 29
January 17-18 Natchitoches Parish Call by January 12
February 7-8 Avoyelles Parish Call by February 2
February 21-22 LaSalle Parish Call by February 16
March 7-8 Rapides Parish Call by March 2
March 21-22 Vernon Parish Call by March 16
April 4-5 Grant Parish Call by March 30
April 18-19 Catahoula Parish Call by April 13
May 2-3 Avoyelles Parish Call by April 27
May 23-24 Natchitoches Parish Call by May 18
June 6-7 Rapides Parish Call by June 1
June 20-21 Winn Parish Call by June 15
July 11-12 Avoyelles Parish Call by July 6
July 25-26 Allen Parish Call by July 20
August 1-2 Natchitoches Parish Call by July 27
August 15-16 Vernon Parish Call by August 10
September 5-6 Grant Parish Call by August 31
September 19-20 Rapides Parish Call by September 14
October 3-4 Catahoula Parish Call by September 28
October 17-18 Winn Parish Call by October 12
November 7-8 Natchitoches Parish Call by November 2
November 14-15 Avoyelles Parish Call by November 9
December 5-6 LaSalle Parish Call by November 30
December 12-13 Rapides Parish Call by December 7

Want to learn more?

Contact the Cancer Screening Project
Phone: 318-767-3027
Fax: 318-448-4473
Toll Free: 855-767-3027


CMAP Screening Guidelines

The CMAP Cancer Screening Project follows the screening guidelines from the American Cancer Society.

Breast Cancer Screening

Recommended guidelines for mammograms for women at average risk:

  • Ages 40-44 – have the choice to start annual mammograms
  • Ages 45-54 – once per year
  • Ages 55-64 – every two years or can continue yearly screenings if preferred

Cervical Cancer Screening

Recommended guidelines for cervical cancer screening for women at average risk:

  • Ages 25-64 – HPV cervical screening every five years
  • Women who have had a total hysterectomy should stop cervical cancer screenings.

Colon Cancer Screening

Recommended guidelines for colon cancer screening for men and women at average risk:

  • Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) once per year starting at age 45

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