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Ochsner Baton Rouge Announces ‘Mammo Week 2022’

BATON ROUGE – In its ongoing effort to promote breast self-awareness and illustrate the importance of mammograms, Ochsner Baton Rouge will offer “Mammo Week 2022,” a series of fun and informative events from Monday, Oct. 24 through Saturday, Oct. 29.

For more information, and to schedule a mammogram during Mammo Week, please visit

Each day of Mammo Week 2022 features prizes and activities at a different Ochsner location that offers mammograms:

Mammo Week will conclude on Saturday, October 29th at OMC – The Grove (located off I-10, between the Mall of Louisiana and Siegen Lane exits) with the inaugural “Massages and Mammos” celebration in partnership with American Cancer Society from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

  • Activities will include a dynamic music playlist, a “Meet the Experts” panel with fellowship trained breast surgeon Lindsey Fauveau, M.D., lifestyle and wellness coach Jolie Relle, PA-C and genetics counselor Jamiri Brown, as well as chair massages from Elevate by Ochsner.
  • A variety of food and drinks will be provided by Mestizo Louisiana Mexican Cuisine. Mestizo is a proud Eat Fit BR partner by offering a daily selection of Eat Fit-approved dishes as well as skinny margaritas and mocktails in their restaurant.
  • Every attendee at the event will be eligible for the chance to win fantastic prizes.
    • Prizes include autographed memorabilia from the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, plush robes from the Four Seasons Hotel, and a variety of gift baskets from Community Coffee, The Royal Standard, and other local businesses.
  • Saturday’s event is free to attend, but everyone must register at
  • Mammograms are not required to attend the event on Saturday. Mammograms occurring on Saturday must be pre-booked as a separate medical appointment through the form on or by calling 225-761-5200.
  • Every patient who receives their mammogram on Oct. 29 will receive a swag bag courtesy of Ochsner, Winn Dixie, Bra Genie, Kendra Scott and many more.

All women should have an individualized breast risk assessment by age 30 with their physician. For women at average risk of breast cancer, they should begin annual mammography screening at age 40.

In all instances, women should be familiar with how their breasts normally look and feel and should report any changes to their healthcare provider right away. Symptoms of breast cancer can include swelling, skin irritation or dimpling, breast or nipple pain, or thickening of skin. However, many breast cancers don't exhibit any symptoms and are detected only with a mammogram.

In addition, Ochsner will offer mammography appointments during the first four Saturdays of October (1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd) at OHC – O’Neal (located off I-12, exit 7) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Scheduling mammograms through Ochsner offers several advantages:

  • Access to innovative treatments – Ochsner is home to the largest clinical trials network in Louisiana, giving patients access to breast cancer treatment options that aren’t available elsewhere.

  • Dedicated nurse navigators – nurse navigators are assigned to individual patients, helping them through every step with scheduling tests, procedures and treatments, while providing emotional support and access to other resources.

  • Coordinated care – each patient has an individual care team, which collaborates and shares the patient’s medical record, giving all Ochsner providers around-the-clock access to your treatment plan, test results and more

For appointments across the Baton Rouge region, call (225) 761-5200 or visit In-person appointments and video visits are available online and through the MyOchsner patient portal.


About Ochsner Baton Rouge

Greater Baton Rouge is home to Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge, a full-service, 150-bed hospital and 13 Health Centers across Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston and Tangipahoa Parishes – including Ochsner Cancer Center – Baton Rouge. Over 2,300 employees serve patients in the Greater Baton Rouge area, including more than 250 physicians and Advanced Practice Providers whose collective dedication to patient care is recognized for quality excellence by Becker’s Hospital Review, Healthgrades, Truven Health Analytics and Leapfrog. Ochsner Baton Rouge is part of Ochsner Health, Louisiana’s largest non-profit healthcare delivery system committed to inspiring healthier lives and stronger communities by preventing diseases, providing patient-centered care that is accessible, affordable, convenient and effective, and building partnerships with innovative organizations that share our vision. In 2021, Ochsner Health treated more than 1 million people from every state and 75 countries, providing the latest medical breakthroughs and therapies, including digital medicine for chronic conditions and telehealth specialty services. Ochsner's team of more than 36,000 employees and 4,600 providers in Louisiana and the Gulf South are working to reinvent the future of health and wellness in the region and beyond through its cutting-edge Connected Health digital medicine program. To learn more about Ochsner Baton Rouge, please visit our website and follow us on Facebook.