Free cancer screenings on World Cancer Day

February is National Cancer Prevention Month, and LSU Health Shreveport's Feist-Weiller Cancer Center will observe World Cancer Day by hosting its first Family Health Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. February 4.

LSU Health is partnering with University Health to offer free screenings at Feist-Weiller. Free screenings will include mammograms, prostate cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, blood pressure and glucose checks. No appointments are required and all ages are welcome, but participants must meet screening guidelines.

In addition to screenings, Family Health Day will include information and seminars on: breast health, nutrition for health and cancer prevention, exercise, smoking cessation with information on e-cigarettes, HPV vaccination for cervical cancer prevention, sickle cell anemia, prostate cancer and more.

Free barbecue lunch, children's activities, music and door prizes will also be available at the event


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