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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.

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

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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