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Susanna’s Story - The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia: KY Students Take ACTION

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Susanna Goggans, ACTION and PreMed student, University of Kentucky

Special Edition Series - Cancer in Kentucky Episode 18

Susanna Goggans' mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer during a routine screening by the Ovarian Cancer Screening Program at the University of Kentucky, immediately following Susanna's first year of college.  Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Susanna to talk about how this experience has shaped her view of healthcare in her hometown and the surrounding region of Appalachia. Susanna shares her life experiences that have led her down a medical career path.

Malignancy in the Mountains by Susanna Goggans

ACTION Appalachian Career Training in Oncology program

The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia: Kentucky Students Take Action

The Ovarian Cancer Screening Program at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center

 

Carrigan’s Story - The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia: Kentucky Students Take ACTION

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Carrigan Wasilchenko, ACTION and PreMed student, University of Kentucky

Special Edition Series - Cancer in Kentucky Episode 17

Growing up in Appalachia and experiencing cancer in a loved one at a young age, help to shape Carrigan Walilchenko's desire to become an oncologist.  In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Carrigan to learn about her life experiences that have brought her to the University of Kentucky and her ultimate goal to serve the people in the state she loves as a physician.

Fighting Cancer in My Old Kentucky Home by Carrigan Wasilchenko transcript

ACTION Appalachian Career Training in Oncology program

The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia: Kentucky Students Take Action

Community Cancer Screening Opportunities

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Melissa Hounshell, UK Markey Cancer Center Community Outreach Director and Melanie Hunter, Outreach Coordinator

Special Edition Series – Cancer Conversations Episode 15

We all know that cancer is a disease that touches nearly every Kentuckian, but did you know that there are several free screening opportunities offered in communities across the state?  On this edition of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter explores the many opportunities available to Kentuckians with the director and coordinator of outreach at UK Markey Cancer Center, Melissa Hounshell and Melanie Hunter.

For more information:

Kentucky Cancer Link 1-877-597-4655 (toll free)

or email melissa.hounshell@uky.edu or melanie.hunter@uky.edu

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Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Michael Cavnar, Surgical Oncologist and Assistant Professor of Surgery, UK Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series – Cancer Conversations Episode 14

Many people are familiar with breast cancer or lung cancer because it seems that we hear about it frequently.  But, pancreatic cancer is the 4th most common cancer in men and women.  In this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Dr. Michael Cavnar sits down with Dr. Jennifer Hunter to talk about pancreatic cancer.  He shares some of the warning signs, as well as, information about post-diagnosis and treatment teams. 

Connect with the UK Markey Cancer Center:

Online Markey Cancer Center

On Facebook @UKMarkey

On Twitter @UKMarkey

 

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Oncofertility

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Emily Marcinkowski, Surgical Oncologist, UK Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series – Cancer Conversations Episode 13

In this final episode of Cancer Conversations for 2019, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down again with Dr. Emily Marcinkowski to talk about Oncofertility.  While this might not be a term with which you are familiar, the concept of preserving fertility through cancer treatment should be on the minds of any young person (or the parents of any young person) going through treatment for this disease.  Listen and learn. We certainly did!

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The Lung Nodule Clinic at the University of Kentucky

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Holly Stilz, Physician’s Assistant, UK Healthcare in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Special Edition Series – Cancer Conversations Episode 12

The Lung Nodule Clinic at the University of Kentucky is a unique resource for Kentuckians.  In this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Holly Stilz shares with Dr. Jennifer Hunter about the incidence of lung cancer in Kentucky and the specialized services that people can receive at the clinic.

For more information:

Navigating Tough Situations

Followup Care is Important

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Let’s Talk About Lung Cancer

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Jordan Miller, Thoracic Surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery, UK College of Medicine

Special Edition Series – Cancer Conversations Episode 11

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  This week, on Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, we are going to visit with some of the experts in the field about prevention and treatment!  Today, Dr. Jennifer Hunter visits with Dr. Jordan Miller from the UK College of Medicine.  He shares statistics about the incidence of Lung Cancer in Kentucky as well as some screening options that you might want to talk about with your doctor if you have smoked in the past or are currently smoking.

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Connect with the UK Markey Cancer Center

Online Markey Cancer Center

On Facebook @UKMarkey

On Twitter @UKMarkey

Nutrition and Cancer Prevention

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Rachel Miller, MS, RD, CSO, LD, Registered Dietitian Consultant, University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series – Cancer Conversations Episode 10

We've all heard the old adage, "You are what you eat."  The foods you choose to eat can certainly impact your health.  On this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Rachel Miller from the Markey Cancer Center to discuss the importance of eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as other tips for making healthy food choices.

For additional information, visit:

Markey Menu a blog with recipe demonstration videos, every day healthy eating tips and much more from the UK Markey Cancer Center

American Institute for Cancer Research: What to Eat to Lower Cancer Risk

American Cancer Society: Eat Healthy and Get Active

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Straight Talk About Mammograms

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Episode 17, Season 2

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Natalie Jones are going to really talk about mammograms. . . who needs to get them, how to prepare for one, and what to expect when you go in for one.  They discuss things women can do to help their healthcare provider give them the best care possible!

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness - Research and Screening in KY

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest:  Dr. Edward Pavlik, Director of the Ovarian Cancer Screening Program, University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series – Cancer Conversations Episode 9

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  In this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Dr. Ed Pavlik discuss many characteristics and issues associated with cancer of the ovaries.  They also discuss the Kentucky Ovarian Cancer Screening Program and the eligibility requirements for Kentucky women to participate.  The Ovarian Cancer Research Program has been supported since its inception by the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association, as they recognize the importance of early detection in this disease that is often called the silent killer.

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For additional information, click the links below.

Ovarian Screening Program at the University of Kentucky:

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Markey Cancer Center

Assessment tools:

Assess Your Risk

Ontario Family History Assessment Tool

The Ontario Family History Assessment tool is a way to determine if a person should be advised to have BRCA1/2 testing.  The Assess Your Risk tool performs a risk evaluation for both ovarian and breast cancers.

 

International Gynecologic Cancer Society Interview

 

Did you know you can support the Ovarian Cancer Screening Program every time you shop at Kroger with your Kroger Plus Card?  Visit Kroger Community Rewards, follow the instructions to add "UK Ovarian Cancer Screening" or #54420 to your card.  Kroger will make a donation based on your spending at no additional cost to you.  The rewards are only available in the Lexington area.

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