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Panel says colorectal cancer screenings should begin at 45, following cancer society guidelines

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News A federal task force now recommends that adults with a normal risk for colorectal cancer get their first screening at age 45, instead of 50, as the American Cancer Society has recommended since 2018. Kentucky already requires health insurance plans to start screening for colorectal cancer at 45, and pay for it without any patient cost sharing, under legislation...

UK HealthCare, Lexington Clinic discuss partnership to enhance cancer care throughout Central Kentucky

UK HealthCare and Lexington Clinic are discussing an affiliation that will enhance and expand outpatient cancer care throughout Central Kentucky. Under the proposed collaboration, oncology, infusion and radiation services currently provided by Lexington Clinic at the John D. Cronin Cancer Center on Harrodsburg Road in Lexington and the Richmond Regional Oncology Center in Richmond will be delivered,...

Colon Cancer Prevention Project continues work to save lives; ACS reduces recommended screening age

The American Cancer Society responded to the increasing rates of early age onset colon cancer by pragmatically lowering the age of initial colon cancer screening for normal risk individuals from 50 to 45. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancers that effect both men and women with 43 percent of young onset patients diagnosed between the ages of 45-49. In the Commonwealth of Kentucky,...