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Cancer Screening Information

Your Best Defense Against Cancer

Cancer can be a fatal disease, but you have the power to beat it. To protect yourself against cancer or detect the disease in the early, most treatable stages, it is important to receive regular screenings.

In addition to these solutions, Thibodaux Regional provides a wide range of cancer detection and prevention screenings throughout the community and is a major source for cancer education and information. We also make available social workers who can assist with financial and emotional concerns.

Smoking causes cancer and other health issues. Quitting tobacco is not easy, but it is the most important thing that you can do for your health. When you quit smoking, you begin to enjoy health benefits immediately. Thibodaux Regional's smoking cessation program, “Quit Smoking for Life” can help you find the best way to quit. Click here to learn more.

Regular Screenings Available through the Cancer Center:

Breast Cancer

  • Annually
  • Mammogram
  • All women beginning at age 40, or as recommended by your physician if you have a family history of breast cancer

Cervical Cancer

  • Annually or as recommended by your physician
  • Pap Smear
  • All women beginning at age 18 or when sexually active

Prostate Cancer

  • Recommended by physician
  • Digital rectal exam
  • All men age 50 and older, or as recommended by your physician if you have a family history of cancer

Colon Cancer

  • Every 10 years or as recommended by your physician
  • Colonoscopy
  • Men and women age 50 and older, or as recommended by your physician if you have a family history of cancer

Lung Cancer (Eligibility Criteria)

  • Age 55-77 years
  • Asymptomatic (no signs or symptoms of lung cancer)
  • Tobacco smoking history of at least 30 pack-years (one pack-year=smoking one pack per day for one year; 1 pack=20 cigarettes)
  • Current smoker or one who has quit smoking within the last 15 years; and
  • Receives a written order for low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening

Skin Cancer

  • Every 3 years (annually at age 40)
  • Physician Skin Exam
  • Men and women age 20 and older

For more information on cancer screenings and treatments, please call the Cancer Center of Thibodaux Regional at (985) 493-4008.

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