Family Health Day will take place on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center

Family Health Day 2019 Offers Free Cancer Screenings

Free cancer screenings provided at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center's Family Health Day

The third annual Family Health Day at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9. Festivities will kick off at 9 a.m. with information and activities for the whole family.

February is National Cancer Prevention Month, and LSU Health Shreveport’s Feist-Weiller Cancer Center is partnering with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, and the FWCC Partners in Wellness clinic to offer a day of free cancer screenings to the community. Free screenings offered will include: mammograms, prostate cancer (PSA), lung cancer (with low dose CT scanning), and colon cancer. In addition to screenings, free blood pressure and glucose checks will be available.

Free breakfast and lunch will be provided. Participants will have the opportunity to sample and learn how to make delicious smoothies and other healthy foods. Family Health Day participants can receive a ticket for each session attended and enter for the chance to win great door prizes.

Physicians and staff from Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport will be on hand to host informational sessions on topics including: questions about 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.

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center is located at 1405 Kings Hwy. in Shreveport, next to the LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine. 

For more information, contact Feist-Weiller at (318) 813-1485. 

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