Free Cancer Screenings Provided at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center Family Health Day
February is National Cancer Prevention Month
SHREVEPORT, La. – The fourth annual Family Health Day will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8. from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, 1405 Kings Highway, Shreveport, La.
Together with its Partners in Wellness clinic, the Feist-Weiller Cancer will offer free screenings, including: mammograms, prostate cancer (PSA), lung cancer (with low dose CT scanning), head and neck, cervical, and colon cancer for those that meet screening guidelines.
In addition to screenings, free blood pressure checks, glucose checks, and EKG will be available. Physicians and staff will be on hand to answer questions about screening results, medications, nutrition for health and cancer prevention, smoking cessation, sickle cell anemia, and more.
No appointments are required and there is no charge to attend Family Health Day. All ages are welcome, but participants must meet cancer screening guidelines, which include age requirements available at lsuhs.edu/family-health-day.
Free breakfast and lunch will be provided, along with gift bags and a chance to win great door prizes, including gift cards to local stores and a Samsung Galaxy. Participants can learn about healthy foods, and enjoy samples while learning how to make healthy smoothies.
“Family Health Day is a great way to let our community know that they can fight cancer by getting screened and learning about healthy lifestyle choices. Screenings are important to help find a cancer early, and when cancers are found early, the chance of cure is improved,” said Dr. Jennifer Singh, LSU Health Shreveport Assistant Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of the Partners in Wellness Clinic of Feist-Weiller Cancer Center.
For more information, call (318) 813-1485 or visit lsuhs.edu/family-health-day.
On Oct. 1, 2018, Ochsner Health System (Ochsner) and LSU Health Shreveport jointly formed Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport to oversee and coordinate activities between the health sciences center and the healthcare delivery system in Shreveport and Monroe, La. Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport is a public private partnership with a vision to improve health and well-being of its communities, access to care, quality, and facilities, expand patient-centered technology, grow the medical school, and enhance research in North Louisiana by building on the strengths of Ochsner and LSU Health Shreveport. Under the new structure, Ochsner brings their nationally-recognized expertise to the management of operations for partner hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, clinics and the clinical activity of the LSUHSC-S Faculty Group Practice. LSU will continue to successfully oversee the LSUHSC-S School of Medicine, School of Allied Health Professions, School of Graduate Studies, Graduate Medical Education, and research initiatives.
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport includes North Louisiana’s only Level 1 Trauma Center at its 452-bed hospital in Shreveport, La. The organization also operates a 244-bed hospital in Monroe, La. With more than 3,400 employees and the Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Physician Group of approximately 500 physicians, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport serves more than 135,000 patients with more than 600,000 visits annually.