October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, a time to honor survivors and to also educate women on the importance of getting a mammogram. A mammogram is a first line of defense in detecting breast cancer, but for many women getting one scheduled and the cost and a potentially a lack of insurance can all be a barrier to the lifesaving screening.Kentucky CancerLink makes it their mission to partner with other agencies in the state to eliminate those barriers for women and men.
Testicular cancer is often diagnosed in young men ages 15 to 35 and it doesn't always get the same attention other cancers do. In this Link to Hope how one Kentucky lawmaker is using his own journey to open up the conversation and bring awareness to other men.
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.In central Kentucky, the Yes Cerv was launched in 2021 to provide women with free lifesaving screenings. In this Link to Hope, how Kentucky CancerLink can connect women in under-served communities with the help they need by using someone to navigate them in a language they understand.
Kentucky leads the country when it comes to lung cancer diagnosis rates and deaths, but one University of Kentucky doctor says there is more hope now than ever when it comes to screenings, treatment, and surviving. November is Lung Cancer Awareness month. Early detection is key when it comes to so many cancers, and now a simple screening is proving to be a link to hope when it comes to beating lung cancer in the Commonwealth.
This year 288,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. In the month of October WKYT has been shining a light on survivors, their stories, on the awareness of the disease and on hope. WKYT's Amber Philpott recently sat down with a Lexington woman who was in the middle of planning the best day of her life, when she got the worst news of her life. In this Link to Hope, how her family turned her wedding into a celebration of love and awareness for others.