LBCHP offers free mammograms around the state

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) – The Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health Program is offering mammograms and Pap tests at no cost to low-income, uninsured and underinsured women across the state.

The program was recently awarded a $2 million grant for 2015.

The program says Louisiana ranks second highest in breast cancer and fourth in cervical cancer death rates. People not getting screened — or being unable to afford screenings — they say is one reason Louisiana’s death rates are so high.

LBCHP’s website offers information on testing locations and eligibility requirements.

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2/5/2015 11:53:13 AM (GMT -6:00)

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