The City of Laredo Health Department has a cancer prevention program in place that expands our services to include, breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening.
This innovative and collaborative project is taking cancer prevention information and screening services to the target population in a comprehensive manner. It is highly collaborative, crossing public-private sector boundaries, reducing barriers and system fragmentation and making the most efficient use of existing resources. The CLHD partners with area non-profits, healthcare providers, educational institutions, and religious groups to help build a network for sharing targeted cancer information aimed at identifying and bringing at risk individuals to providers for colorectal, cervical and breast cancer screening and offer patients screening services as:
• Immunoassay fecal occult blood tests -early colorectal screening
• Pelvic exams/PAP smears -cervical cancer
• Breast exams -breast cancer detection
• HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer
• Health Education
Once detected, persons will be case managed for better understanding, education and
follow through with diagnostic testing/examinations with partners for:
• Mammograms (women over 40)
• Colonoscopy (persons over 50)
• Diagnostic biopsies
To participate in the program you must be a resident of Webb, Jim Hogg, Zapata or Duval counties. To sign up for the program please visit the City of Laredo Health Department or call 956-523-7842.