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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...

Still Going: After 30 years, Markey’s van Nagell and the legacy of the ovarian cancer screening program

By Allison Perry Special to KyForward As a native of Oldham County, the University of Kentucky has always been close to Dr. John van Nagell’s heart. To begin his medical career, van Nagell went Northeast to earn an undergraduate degree at Harvard University and a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, but says he was always looking to come back to Kentucky. “I always wanted...