Cancer screening van will make a stop in Natchitoches

The Cenla Medication Access Program’s cancer screening van will visit Natchitoches Parish Oct. 4-5 to offer area residents breast, colorectal and cervical cancer screenings.

The van will be located in the Walmart parking lot at 925 Keyser Avenue in Natchitoches from 9:45 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, and from 8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. Services include free clinical breast exams, mammograms, Pap smears, pelvic exams and take-home colorectal cancer kits. Appointments are required and the last day to schedule patient appointments is Sept. 26.

Annual breast and cervical screenings are recommended for women ages 40-64, and colorectal screenings for men and women ages 50-64. Residents should contact the Cancer Screening Project to see if they meet income and insurance qualifications prior to making an appointment.

To request an appointment, call Cancer Screening Specialist Kayla Edwards at 318-767-3027 or toll-free at 1-855-767-3027. For more information, please visit the CMAP website,