Your browser is not supported. Please upgrade to a modern browser in order to use all the features of the UKHC web application: Firefox | Chrome | Microsoft Edge
Skip to main content
close menu
close menu

Search UK HealthCare

Frequently Asked Questions for Patients

collaboration logo

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.

The UK Markey Cancer Center and Lexington Clinic have joined in a collaboration to extend cancer support to more patients across the region than ever before. With increased access to physicians, technology and clinical trials, patients and families benefit from the collective breadth of care from both cancer centers.

Under the new 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. Visit our locations page for more information on services provided at these clinics.

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 new 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.

  • Why is this happening?

    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 cancer center in Kentucky and one of only 70 in the nation. Under this new collaboration, patients benefit from enhanced specialty pharmacy services, supportive treatment services, clinical trials and more. 

  • Will I be able to 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.