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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...

Physicians at UK Markey Center first to perform unique procedure to treat ovarian cancer

By Allison Perry Special to KyForward Physicians at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center are the first to perform a unique procedure to treat a rare and persistent type of ovarian cancer. Surgical oncologist Dr. Lauren Baldwin and radiation oncologist Dr. Jonathan Feddock collaborated on the procedure, which involved resecting the tumor and installing a special internal radiation device...

Everyday Heroes: Dying with grace and dignity – who is your Mary Gay Lake?

The following is in tribute to Mary Gay Lake, a friend of Kyforward columnist and author Steve Flairty. Flairty is dedicating his next book, Kentucky’s Everyday Heroes #4, to Mary Gay. The book is scheduled for release in 2015.   By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist   My first remembrances of Mary Gay Lake, from a distance, included the way she dressed—sharply and in classic style....