Cancer Screening Events

The overall mission of UK Markey Cancer Center is to reduce cancer mortality in our state through a comprehensive program of cancer research, treatment, education, and community engagement with a particular focus on the under-served population of Appalachian Kentucky.

Learn more about UK Markey Cancer Center's Cancer Screening Program. For any questions regarding screening opportunities, contact Melissa Hounshell by email at melissa.hounshell@uky.edu or by phone at 859-323-2034.

Mamm's Day Out

Mamm's Day Out

  • 2017 Event Dates
    • June 24, 2017
    • October 14, 2017
    • December 2, 2017
  • Appointments are required.
  • Patients and guests welcome.

Please join the UK Markey Cancer Center for a mammography screening event.

Mamm’s Day Out is a quarterly Saturday morning and/or week-night program for breast cancer screening and education. In addition to mammography and education, blood work and take-home Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) will be provided. The screenings will be performed on the UK campus by UK CBCC mammography technicians and read and reported by UK CBCC radiologists.

Mamm's Day Out is proudly supported by Breast Cancer Research and Education Trust Funds.

To set your appointment and see if you qualify for this program at no charge, call 877-597-4655.

Get Fit. Be Smart. Don't Start.

Get Fit Event

“Get Fit, Be Smart, Don’t Start” is a program where smoking, nutrition, screenings, and general health and wellness information are discussed at length with children of all ages. It is vital to reach Kentucky’s youth with messages of health and wellness and prevention. Young people should understand at an early age that their decisions now can affect their health and chances of getting cancer later in life. Interactive displays and educational tools are presented and distributed to students.

This program is presented in classrooms, health fairs, summer camps, and school assemblies.

mens health check

Men's Health Check

The Men's Health Check is held at Markey's Whitney-Hendrickson Building, offering blood work, PSAs (if requested), colon cancer screenings and general health information.

Check back for more information as it becomes available. The next event is coming soon in the fall of 2017.

Expressions of Courage Art Education

mens health check

The Expressions of Courage Art Education Program is an ongoing health and wellness program provided throughout the year. Markey Cancer Center is working with art classes across Kentucky to emphasize the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and encouraging others in their families to do the same.

After an initial presentation about cancer screenings and wellness, the art teacher assigns students a project that should demonstrate how cancer has affected them or their loved ones. After the projects are completed, an art show is held where friends and family are encouraged to attend. Awards are given out and screenings offered to those in attendance.

For those interested in participating in the Expressions of Courage Art Education Program, please contact Community Outreach Director, Melissa Hounshell, at melissa.hounshell@uky.edu.

Visit the Expressions of Courage homepage to learn more about this year's Survivor Celebration.

Outreach Events

March 2017

  • March 31, Colon Cancer Awareness Event. Ashland Town Center Mall. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

April 2017

  • April 6, Harrison County Health Fair. Harrison County Middle School, Cynthiana. 7 - 11 a.m.
  • April 14, Magoffin County Senior Citizens Health Fair. Magoffin Senior Citizens Center, Salyersville. 8 - 11 a.m.
  • April 27, St. Claire Women's Health Conference. Conference Center, Morehead. 4 - 8 p.m.

May 2017

  • May 2, Georgetown Community Hospital's "Mamm's Day Out." Georgetown Community Hospital. 4 - 8 p.m.
  • May 13, Clark County Community Health Fair. Clark Regional Hospital, Winchester. 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Screening Event Photos

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Page last updated: 4/6/2017 3:40:13 PM