January 2023
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...
Happy New Year!
2023, here we come!

I hope that as we start off this new year you have a renewed sense of strength and peace. 2022 certainly had its ups and downs, but each experience came with personal and professional growth. I'm looking forward to seeing what 2023 brings our way. KCL is ready to continue to serve the Commonwealth.

Thanks for coming alongside us to be a link to hope.


Welcome: Ashley Nichols, Certified Patient Navigator
We are excited to welcome Ashley Nichols to our team!

With over 10 years of customer care experience, Ashley has a heart for helping people and making a positive impact in her community.

She is looking forward to completing her training as a certified community health worker in January 2023.

Ashley is a Lexington native and a Tates Creek High School alumnus. She and her husband live in Lexington with their 3 children.
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: https://www.kroger.com/i/community/community-rewards to register your Kroger card. The ID#
for Kentucky CancerLink is TG249.
Out and About
Melanie, our community outreach director, attended a health & wellness event, in Lexington, at the new Tates Creek High School on Friday, Dec. 2. Sponsored by the PTSA, the event featured wellness groups from the Lexington area. The goal of the event was to raise awareness of various public health concerns.
A very special "Thank You" to Kendra Scott for inviting KCL to host an event online and in-store on Dec. 9th & 10th. The "Gives Back" event allows 20% of the proceeds to be donated to support the mission of KCL. Our director of community outreach, Melanie, was in attendance on Friday evening and had the opportunity to share the mission of KCL with attendees.
Melissa & Melanie attended the UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network cancer care conference on 12/15/22. Melissa participated in a panel discussion about mental health and support services for cancer patients during covid and both had the opportunity to benefit from a pet therapy session with "Falkor", one of UK Healthcare Integrative Medicine's canine counselors.
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 melanieh@kycancerlink.org
Italian Chopped Salad

This "famous" recipe is simple and delicious and easy to create. The garbanzo beans provide a great source of protein and fiber. You can add some grilled chicken for even more protein as an option.

Buffalo Chicken Soup

If you love all things spicy & full of flavor, you'll love this recipe. Creamy and cheesy delicious, this buffalo chicken soup recipe is perfect as a starter or for the main entree. Made with lots of veggies, tender chicken and cheese, it's sure to warm you up on a cold day.

Bacon & Gruyere Egg Bites

Admittedly, I am slightly obsessed with these little bites of deliciousness and decided I needed to find a way to make these at home for a fraction of the cost. The key is to blend all the ingredients together in a blender to get that creamy texture. You can use a variety of ingredients to suit your taste. These bites are low carb & packed with protein.

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 melanieh@kycancerlink.org 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 highlights the American Cancer Society's Lexington Hope Lodge, a free place for cancer patients to stay while receiving treatment locally.

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