Health department offers free colon cancer screenings

The Kentucky Cancer Program announced Friday that free colon cancer screenings will be available for those who qualify in Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Hickman, and McCracken counties.

The Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program, led by the Kentucky Department for Public Health and developed in partnership with the Kentucky Cancer Foundation, will fund colon cancer screening during the 2015-16 year for eligible uninsured, low income, legal residents of Kentucky, the program said. 

The Purchase District Health Department — serving Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Hickman, and McCracken Counties — is one of the 14 health departments participating. 

Other health departments participating are:

  • Barren River District Health Department (including Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, and Warren Counties)
  • Christian County Health Department
  • Floyd County Health Department (including Floyd, Johnson and Magoffin Counties)
  • Jessamine County Health Department
  • Kentucky River District Health Department (including Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, Perry, and Wolfe Counties)
  • Knox County Health Department
  • Lake Cumberland District Health Department (including Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne Counties)
  • Fayette County Health Department—Kentucky CancerLink
  • Lawrence County Health Department
  • Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness—Colon Cancer Prevention Project
  • Laurel County Health Department
  • Montgomery County Health Department
  • Wedco District Health Department (including Harrison, Nicholas and Scott Counties)

For more information about where to find a Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program location, call 1-800-633-8100 or the regional office of the Kentucky Cancer Program at 270-442-1310.

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