December 2022
Kentucky CancerLink is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce and/or eliminate barriers to screening, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. We work alongside Kentuckians in need of life-saving cancer screenings or in need of support while on a cancer journey. We strive to be a link to hope...
Greetings from the Executive Director: Melissa Karrer
"The best is yet to come." - Frank Sinatra
Join us on Friday, December 9th from 5pm-7pm at Kendra Scott located at The Summit at Fritz Farm in Lexington for our shop for good event! 20% of your purchase will go to support our mission. You can also shop online on 12/9 & 12/10 by using the code provided.

Kroger Community Rewards
Support Kentucky CancerLink’s mission at your local grocery store! We are pleased to be a part of the Kroger Community Rewards program.

It’s easy!! Just go to: to register your Kroger card. The ID#
for Kentucky CancerLink is TG249.
Out and About
Melanie, our community outreach director, attended a bilingual health fair on Sun. Nov. 13 in Richmond at the Madison County public library. Sponsored by Anthem, Kentucky Medicaid, in collaboration with the Department of Language & Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology, The Madison County Public Library, and the EKU Public Health Department, the goal of the event was to provide resources and health education to the community with a special focus on the Latino community. Participants had the opportunity to sample authentic tasty treats including homemade tamales & champurrado.
Thanks to our interns and a very special guest, our halls are decked with boughs of holly and all things jolly.
Do you have a resource that might be useful to the cancer community? Let us know, and we may share it in future publications. Email Melanie Hunter at
Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Bake

This chicken gnocchi bake is the ultimate comfort food. It tastes like it's from your favorite restaurant, makes you feel cozy inside, and it's easy to put together. A rich, cream sauce and fragrant rosemary garlic marinated chicken make this dish extraordinary. You can also prep this dish ahead of time, and it freezes well too.

Slow Cooker Hot Cocoa

This slow cooker hot cocoa is decadent, delicious and so easy. With just a few ingredients, it makes a large batch so it's perfect for hosting. Spoon into your favorite holiday mug and add all of your favorite toppings.

Candied Pecans

These candied pecans are so delicious and easy, and they'll make your house smell absolutely divine. They make a great gift for the holidays and are perfect on top of a salad, casserole, or just to snack on.

Link to Hope Podcast
Kentuckians need hope today. Link 2 Hope is a monthly podcast featuring experts discussing ways to remove barriers for Kentuckians in need of screening, diagnosis and treatment for cancer.

New episodes available! Click HERE.
Is there a topic that you would like to hear about? Contact Melanie Hunter at to share your ideas!
Thank you to our partner, RunSwitch PR!

Available on whichever platform you listen to your podcasts. Subscribe to be informed when new episodes are added!
WKYT - Link to Hope
Each month on WKYT, a Link to Hope story is featured with Amber Philpott.

Our most recent story features a Lexington physician who discusses lung cancer incidence as well as statewide efforts to reduce mortality from lung cancer while emphasizing the importance of screening and early detection.

THANK YOU to WKYT for their partnership!
Screening Opportunities
Do you need help getting a breast or cervical screening, but are uninsured or underinsured? Call Kentucky CancerLink and we'll get you connected with CHI Saint Joseph Health's Yes, Mamm! and Yes, Cerv! program!

Call Kentucky CancerLink at 859-309-1700 for more information.
The Kentucky Women's Cancer Screening Program is a federally funded public health program providing free or low-cost breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to eligible women in Kentucky. Services like mammograms and Pap tests are offered through local health departments and participating clinics around the state.

Screening Eligibility Requirements
Women ages 21 and older
Household income at or less than 250 percent of the federal poverty level
No health insurance including Medicaid and Medicare Part B

Where do I find a provider?
KWCSP providers are located across the commonwealth. To find the provider nearest you call toll free (844) 249-0708 or click on the map to go to interactive version.
University of Kentucky
Ovarian Cancer Screening Program
For more information about the ovarian cancer screening program at the University of Kentucky, visit this link.
Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines
Low-dose CT screening (LDCT) is a test used to detect lung cancer before any symptoms appear. Under the new lung cancer screening guidelines, those ages 50-80 who have a 20 pack-year smoking history or who have quit smoking in the past 15 years should get screened for lung cancer. Under the new guidelines, more women, Black and Latino individuals are considered at high risk. 

2425 Regency Road, Suite B
Lexington, KY 40503
Phone: 859-309-1700
Toll-Free: 877-597-4655
Fax: 859-368-8418