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A special type of ovarian cancer screening, free at six Ky. sites, can reverse the odds of the deadly disease

State legislators joined University of Kentucky officials to promote ovarian cancer screening. (UK photo) Ovarian cancer is deadly sneaky. When detected early, it is often curable, but most women who have it don’t have any symptoms until it has progressed to an advanced stage, when survival is unlikely. Screening and early detection are critical to saving lives. As part of National Ovarian Cancer...

SmartHealthToday: Though there’s no cure for Alzheimer’s early detection offers key advantages

By Peggy O’Farrell SmartHealthToday There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. But as researchers continue to search for better options to treat and prevent the devastating disease, it’s important to get checked if you notice warning signs of Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia in yourself or a loved one. Early detection offers three key advantages, according to the Alzheimer’s Association: Longer...

Markey’s free screenings show ‘information
is your ally’ in catching ovarian cancer early

Sonographer Erin Neward performs ultrasounds on patients enrolled in the Markey Cancer Center's ovarian cancer screening program. The program is free to all women over the age of 50 and women over the age of 25 with a family history of ovarian cancer. (Photo by Rachel Gilliam)   By Rachel Gilliam KyForward correspondent   When 16-year-old Lauren Weyl showed up at the emergency room in 2009...