Ochsner Baton Rouge now offering test that can detect cancer before you have symptoms

Michelle Southern: Weekdays 2pm-7pm

What if you could take a blood test to determine if you had cancer?  Now you can, thanks to a partnership between Grail and Ochsner Health.

We are limited in the cancers we can regularly screen for, with breast, colon, cervical, prostate, and lung cancers as the only types with early-detection possibilities.

Unfortunately, some of the deadliest cancers are found too late. More than 70% of cancer deaths have no recommended screening at all.

But that’s all about to change.

Ochsner Baton Rouge is now offering the new Galleri test. It can detect more than 50 types of cancer through one simple blood test. It’s the future, but the best part is that it’s available today!

There is a cash option, but you may qualify for a free test.  The Ochsner academics and research team is enrolling participants age 50 years and up who are not actively being evaluated or treated for cancer.  To take the Galleri test, or see if you are eligible for free – email genomics@ochsner.org or call 888-995-7405.