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Kentucky lawmakers are considering legislative remedies to increase colon cancer screenings across the Commonwealth. Kentucky leads the country in rates of colon cancer.

Winchester Senator Ralph Alvarado, who's a doctor, says his bill would cover the costs associated with colonoscopies, once a person receives a positive fecal test card.

The wife of Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson is asking Kentuckians to be proactive about colon cancer screenings.

March is National Colorectal Cancer Month and Murray-Calloway County Hospital joins the national effort to educate communities on the importance of colorectal screenings. Murray Calloway County Hospital's Bariatric Solutions Nurse Practitioner Rhonda Boone and cancer survivor Jimmie Sue Mathis visit Sounds Good to talk about colorectal cancer awareness.

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  A recent $100,000 donation to the Kentucky Cancer Foundation will help people across the Commonwealth undergo colon cancer screenings. Kentucky One Health's donation follows Governor Steve Beshear’s challenge to match his office's $1 million  commitment to increase the amount of colon cancer screenings.


Ten Kentucky health departments are receiving grants that will allow them to do more colon cancer screenings for low-income, uninsured Kentuckians. Calloway County and Christian County health departments will both receive part of the one million dollars in grants from the General Assembly and the Kentucky Cancer Foundation.