colon cancer http://wkyufm.org en Fundraising Drive to Combat Cancer in Kentucky Nearing Goal http://wkyufm.org/post/fundraising-drive-combat-cancer-kentucky-nearing-goal <p>A public-private partnership to fight colon cancer in Kentucky appears to be gaining steam.</p><p>The Kentucky Cancer Foundation is nearing its goal of matching $1 million that Gov. Steve Beshear was able to set aside for colon cancer screening in the state budget.</p><p>Beshear and health officials provided an update on the initiative to fight cancer in a state that ranks among the worst in the nation for the disease.</p><p>Some 500 uninsured Kentuckians have already been screened for colon cancer through the initiative. That number is expected to reach 2,000 by next June.</p><p>Of those who have undergone colonoscopies, 25 percent were found to have pre-cancerous polyps that were removed to prevent the development of cancer.</p><p>The program is targeting uninsured Kentuckians between the ages of 50 and 64. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:58:23 +0000 Associated Press 37147 at http://wkyufm.org Progress Made in Fight Against Colon Cancer http://wkyufm.org/post/progress-made-fight-against-colon-cancer <p>Disease prevention specialists in Kentucky say more people in the state are becoming aware of the dangers of colon cancer.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Dan Modlin 8960 at http://wkyufm.org Progress Made in Fight Against Colon Cancer