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    Director's Message

    Mark Evers, MDKentucky is first in the nation in overall cancer mortality rate. Here at Markey, our five-year goal is to decrease Kentucky’s cancer deaths by 50%. Toward that goal, Markey is treating over 3,000 new cancer cases each year. And each patient we treat is a celebration of survivorship.

    Survivorship, during or after treatment, is a badge of honor. It can also be a heavy burden adjusting to physical and emotional changes that come with treatments, side effects and others changes in life after a diagnosis. Markey’s comprehensive care includes an intense focus on the issues o survivorship.


  • Upcoming

    • September 7 - Labor Day, Clinics Closed
    • September 8 - New Patient/Family Orientation Support Group. Noon, Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Psych-Oncology Services).
    • September 16 - Patient/Family Orientation Support Group. 11:30 a.m., 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Psych-Oncology Services).
    • September 18 - Kentucky... Hope Lives Here. 6:30 - 8:45 p.m., Triangle Park, Lexington, KY. Every day the American Cancer Society dedicates time, talent and resources to saving lives. Patients and families receive support, resources and assistance from many patient programs here in Kentucky. Join together for food, drinks and mingling, followed by speakers and a luminaria ceremony to support this event. Pledge and register for Lexington’s Night of Hope, you will receive a thank-you gift based on your generous donation.
    • September 24 - New Patient/Family Orientation Support Group. 2:30 p.m., 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Psych-Oncology Services). 
    • September 25 - Music Therapy Group. 3 - 3:45 p.m., 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Psych-Oncology Services).
    • September 28 - Art Therapy Sampler. Noon - 2 p.m., lobby of Whitney-Hendrickson Building.
    • September 30 - Art Therapy Sampler. Noon - 2 p.m., lobby of Whitney-Hendrickson Building.


    • Every Monday - Smoking Cessation Class for Markey patients and caregivers. Noon, 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Psych-Oncology Services).

    • Every Wednesday - Markey Research Seminar. See the full schedule »  

    • First Wednesday of each month - American Cancer Society Look Good, Feel Better program. 10 a.m. - noon, 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Psych-Oncology Services). The Look Good, Feel Better program is dedicated to improving the self esteem and quality of life for people undergoing treatment for cancer. Download more information or visit the Look Good, Feel Better website for more information.
    • Second Wednesday of each month - Jin Shin Jyutsu self-help class for Markey patients, caregivers and staff. 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Psych-Oncology Services); or 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., American Cancer Society Hope Lodge (1500 College Way, Lexington, Ky.). Learn how you can utilize Jin Shin Jyutsu on your own body for stress relief and other uncomfortable body symptoms. Open to patients, caregivers and staff. Free of charge. 
    • Fourth Wednesday of each month - Smoothie demonstrations.
      Need a little inspiration? Smoothie demonstrations are offered on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. in 306 Whitney-Hendrickson Building (Psych-Oncology Services).
      Read more about it and watch a video demo » 

    • Find a support group. Markey Cancer Center support groups offer the chance to meet and learn from people who share your concerns and needs. See the schedule of patient and survivors support groups »
  • Markey Cancer Center News

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    Markey Hosts Second Annual "Tealgate" for Ovarian Cancer Awareness

    Cancer Treatment Developed at UK Approved for Clinical Trials

    Markey, T.J. Samson Growing Oncology Program in Glasgow

    UK Researcher Awarded Grant to Study Link Between Obesity and Cancer

    Markey's D'Orazio Receives Funding to Further Skin Cancer Research

    Markey's Bradley Nominated for Eagle Rare Life Honor

    UK Study Reveals New Method to Develop More Efficient Drugs

    Ephraim McDowell Commonwealth Cancer Center Joins Markey Affiliate Network

    Once a Symbol of Suffering, Radiation Masks are Transformed into Sculptures of Strength

    Fatalistic Beliefs May Prevent Appalachian Women from Completing HPV Vaccination Series

    New Strategic Plan to Guide UK HealthCare through 2020

    Markey Patient Going the Distance to Raise Awareness, Money for Cancer Care

    Markey Celebrates Cancer Survivorship with 'Expressions of Courage'

    Markey Researchers Present Latest Studies at Annual Research Day

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