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Colon Cancer Prevention Project to host 14th Kicking Butt 5k on August 24 at Louisville’s Waterfront Park

The Colon Cancer Prevention Project will host the 14th Annual Kicking Butt 5k at Waterfront Park. The Kicking Butt 5k is an inspiring event, bringing together survivors, family and friends of survivors, and other community members around a common cause – a world without colon cancer. The 2019 Kicking Butt 5k will feature a Healthy Village with local partner booths, face painting and a bounce house...

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,...

In a state thick with cancer, threatened research and screening organizations make cases for state money

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget for the next two fiscal years calls for cuts to five cancer research and prevention programs, including screenings for breast, colon, cervical, lung and ovarian cancer, and for research on lung cancer, all of which plague the state. The programs are included in a list of 70 that Bevin proposed to eliminate to save the state...