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Cancer Resources


A series of comprehensive guides to cancer services and resources in each of the state's 15 Area Development Districts.  Developed and distributed by the Kentucky Cancer Program.

New Expanded Colon Cancer Screening Resource Directory
For over 25 years, the Kentucky Cancer Program (KCP) has published local resource guides for cancer patients and their families across Kentucky.  A few years ago, we also developed a directory which included colon cancer screening resources in our community.

KCP is now expanding that directory by seeking additional information from providers across the state.  The purpose is to facilitate referrals by health care providers/professionals and to enhance access to screening for the public.  The information will also be used by our regional District Cancer Councils to explore opportunities to coordinate services.

We hope you will join this community-wide effort to increase colon cancer screening by providing information about your practice/organization by completing this on-line form.

Thank you in advance for your participation.  We will be sure to provide access to the updated resource guide when it is completed.

View Colon Cancer Screening Resource Information Form to complete

Quitline Video (1-800-QUIT-NOW)
This entertaining 7-minute video will give an overview of the Quitline (1-800-QUIT-NOW) from the perspective of people who have called and the coaches who provide support.  It will show the kind of help offered and how much others have benefited from the free service.  View Quitline Video.

Cancer-Free Families
Get checked for cancer - Screening is checking for cancer before a person has symptoms.  When cancer is found early, it is easiest to treat.  The following cancers may be prevented or found early through screening tests. For more information about certain cancer screenings you can view the Cancer-Free Families brochure and check out the following Fact Sheets:

Kentucky Women's Cancer Screening Program(KWCSP)
Kentucky Department for Public Health
The Program provides breast and cervical cancer screening and follow-up services, professional education, public education, outreach, quality assurance and surveillance.  Women screened or diagnosed through the KWCSP are eligible for treatment through Medicaid.  Information about the screening and treatment programs are outlined in the Quick Reference Guide for Health Care Providers - Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment in Kentucky (PDF)

Kentucky Cancer Registry
One of the top cancer registries in the country, the KCR collects cancer data by county, area development district, Appalachian region, and urban/rural designation.

Lucille Park Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky

James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville


American Cancer Society
A nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization.  The ACS is committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient services, advocacy, and rehabilitation.

American Academy of Dermatology
The American Academy of Dermatology was founded in 1938.  It is the largest, most influential and most representative dermatology group in the United States.  With a membership of more than 17,000, it represents virtually all practicing dermatologists in the United States, as well as a growing number of international dermatologists.

The American Academy of Dermatology is committed to leading the charge to reduce mortality from and the incidence of skin cancer in the next 10-30 years.  The Academy's SPOT Skin CancerTM initiative aims to educate the public about skin cancer and motivate individuals to make positive behavior changes to prevent and detect skin cancer.

National Cancer Institute (1-800-4-CANCER)
As the nation's foremost source for cancer information, the CIS provides the latest, most accurate information on cancer prevention, detection, treatment and supportive care.

CDC's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Through the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, CDC works with national cancer organizations, state health agencies, and other key groups to develop, implement, and promote effective strategies for preventing and controlling cancer.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
The Foundation advances breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment.  Volunteers around the world work through local Komen Affiliates and Komen for the Cure events to further the foundation's mission.



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