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Ovarian Cancer Awareness - Research and Screening in KY

September 26, 2019

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.

Full episode transcript

For additional information, click the links below.

Ovarian Screening Program at the University of Kentucky:


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.