Frequently Asked Questions for Patients

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The UK Markey Cancer Center is dedicated to providing the best possible healthcare to our cancer patients. From diagnosis to support during and after treatment, our team always strives to find the best road to recovery for our patients and their families. To extend that support across the region, the Markey Cancer Center and Lexington Clinic have joined in a collaboration — increasing access to physicians, technology, and clinical trials. 

Under this collaboration, there are two locations and one outreach clinic. Markey Cancer Center at Lexington Clinic in Lexington is a hospital-based department of the University of Kentucky Hospital. You can visit our hospital-based clinics webpage to learn about this type of clinic.

Together we also operate Markey Cancer Center at Lexington Clinic – Richmond and an outpatient clinic at Lexington Clinic Andover. 

You may have some questions, and we are here to help. Learn more about the advantages of this collaboration below. For professional questions about this collaboration, visit the referring physician FAQ page here.

What is the collaboration?

Under the collaboration, Markey Cancer Center at Lexington Clinic in Lexington includes medical oncology and chemotherapy services. The radiation therapy, medical oncology, and chemotherapy services in Richmond, along with additional services provided at the Andover outreach clinic, are also delivered in coordination with the UK Markey Cancer Center. UK HealthCare is the clinical enterprise for the university.

How does the collaboration help you?

Markey Cancer Center at Lexington Clinic further strengthens Lexington Clinic’s commitment to perfecting the patient experience. UK Markey Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center in Kentucky and one of only a handful in the nation. Under this collaboration, patients benefit from enhanced specialty pharmacy services, supportive treatment services, clinical trials, and more. 

Will I keep my same doctor?

Lexington Clinic Cancer Center providers and physicians will provide services within the Markey Cancer Center at Lexington Clinic. For patients receiving care on the Lexington Clinic campus, your providers will remain the same throughout the duration of your care. If you are eligible for advanced cancer care and/or clinical trials, you may need to receive that treatment on the UK campus. For those patients receiving care on UK’s campus, your medical oncologist may still be a part of your treatment plan and will oversee and monitor your treatments.

Is my insurance accepted?

Markey Cancer Center at Lexington Clinic will work to treat any and all patients, regardless of their insurance coverage. For specific questions related to your insurance, please call (859) 258-6535 or visit our accepted insurances webpage for more information.

NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center - A Cancer Center Designated by the National Cancer Institute

Markey Cancer Center is designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center – a distinction that recognizes our commitment to accelerating precision cancer research and care to patients. We are the first and only NCI-Comprehensive Cancer Center in Kentucky, and one of 56 in the nation.