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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

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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Colorless, Odorless, and Tasteless: Radon

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

Guest: Dr. Ellen Hahn, Professor and Director,  BREATHE (Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Healthy Environments)  Program University of Kentucky College of Nursing and Director of UK CARES (Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences)

Episode 31, Season 2

How much do you know about radon?  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Dr. Ellen Hahn to talk all about radon.  How radon gets into our homes, how radon can impact our health, how to get your home tested for radon and who to call to help you get rid of it, are all part of this important discussion.

For more information:

BREATHE|See Blue

Quick Facts about Radon

County Radon Data

 

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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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Trends in Substance Use

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

Guest:  Alex Elswick, Extension Specialist for Substance Use Prevention and Recovery

Episode 16, Season 2

While teen smoking is at an all time low, the use of e-cigarettes is on the rise.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Alex Elswick discuss the reality of the the trends in substance use from e-cigarettes to overdose deaths to methamphetamine use.

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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:

Info

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.

Education and Oncology Training

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

Guest: Dr. Nathan Vanderford, UK College of Medicine, Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology and Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series - Cancer in Kentucky episode 4

Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Dr. Nathan Vanderford continue the Cancer Conversations on this episode of Talking FACS.  They discuss the Appalachian Career Training in Oncology (ACTION) program which is providing education to youth in 57 Kentucky counties in the cancer field.  They also talk about other educational opportunities that are happening in Central Kentucky middle and high schools, as well as on the University of Kentucky campus.

Click for more information about the ACTION Program.

Connect with the UK Markey Center

Online Markey Cancer Center

On Facebook @UKMarkey

On Twitter @UKMarkey

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Research at the UK Markey Cancer Center

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

Guest: Dr. Nathan Vanderford, UK College of Medicine, Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology and Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series - Cancer in Kentucky episode 3

There is cancer research occurring every day at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and across the Commonwealth.  On this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Dr. Nathan Vanderford to explore cancer research and its impact on Kentuckians.

Connect with the UK Markey Center

Online Markey Cancer Center

On Facebook @UKMarkey

On Twitter @UKMarkey

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