Louisiana Cancer Prevention & Control Programs (LCP), Louisiana Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (LCCRT), the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) and Taking Aim at Cancer in Louisiana (TACL) will hold a press conference at the Louisiana State Capitol to increase awareness about the impact of colorectal cancer in Louisiana and new developments in health guidance and coverage. This includes the screening age being lowered to 45 and Medicaid’s recent coverage of Cologuard, an at-home screening option.
The change in recommended age for screening means all preventive screening options are now covered by Medicaid and most private insurance for individuals 45 and older.
WHAT: A press conference, a ceremonial flag display representing the number of Louisianans projected to die from colorectal cancer this year, and a large inflatable colon that attendees can photograph and walk through after the press conference
WHO: The Louisiana Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, Taking Aim at Cancer in Louisiana, The Louisiana Cancer Prevention & Control Programs, and the Louisiana Department of Health
WHEN: Wednesday, March 29, from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Louisiana State Capitol steps, 900 N. 3rd St., Baton Rouge