Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center to Provide Free Cancer Screenings

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington is providing free, convenient access to a colorectal screening kits and breast cancer screenings during the month of June. Discovering cancers in their earliest stage through screenings can help lead to better outcomes, making it extremely important for individuals to get screened according to the recommended guidelines.

Breast cancer screenings and colorectal screening kits will be provided on June 30 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. RKM Primary Care, 54016 LA-1062 in Loranger.

All screenings and colorectal screening kits are available to those who have not been screened in the past 12 months. Screening mammograms will be available for women who are 40 and older and have not received a mammogram in the last 12 months.

In addition, free breast exams will be performed by a clinician for women who are 18 and older. Registration is required for all screening kits pick-ups and examinations. To register, call (985) 287– 5775.

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.