Our Background: The UK Ovarian Cancer Screening Program has given over 240,000 free screens to over 41,000 women or to more than the population of Ashland, Frankfort, Paducah or Richmond. This is 1.6 times the capacity of Rupp Arena. If each of the 240,000+ screenings were represented by women joining hands, they would stretch from Lexington to Gatlinburg. The 30 minutes allowed for each of the 240,000+ screens calculates to 290+ work years and would extend back to 1719 in pre-Colonial times, fifty years before Daniel Boone ever walked in Kentucky and 55 years before the first permanent Kentucky settlement in Harrodsburg. The UK Ovarian Cancer Screening Program has detected over 85 ovarian cancers, most at an early stage when this disease is curable by surgery alone. Screening is free for the first time and every other time.
Eligibility: 50 or older or family history of ovarian cancer.Help establish that screening saves lives by joining this research effort.
Please click the link below to go to the UK website for more information on the screening program at the University of Kentucky. UK program info
UK Ovarian Screening Research Program: 859-323-3830
More information from the 2012 International Gynaecologic Cancer Society meeting in Vancouver about the importance of early ovarian cancer screening can be found at the link below:
For more in depth medical/technical information explore these websites: