Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program
The Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program is a new program for low income, uninsured Kentuckians in ten regions across the state. The program provides free colon cancer screening to Kentucky residents who meet certain eligibility requirements. Colon cancer screening can prevent cancer or find it early when the chance for a cure is good.
That’s why Governor Steve Beshear sought funding in the 2012 budget proposal in an effort to reduce colon cancer incidence and mortality in the citizens of the Commonwealth.
Colon Cancer Screening Tests Available
Based on patient history, participants who are at average risk for colorectal cancer will be offered a take-home high sensitivity fecal immunochemical test (FIT). For those with an increased or high risk and/or those who have positive results from the FIT screening, colonoscopies will be provided.
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