Did you know that Kentucky has the second highest rate of colon cancer in the nation? And often times, the early stages of colon cancer have no symptoms. The good news is that the disease can be successfully treated if detected early through screenings.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in Kentucky and it is my honor to be working with the Kentucky Cancer Program to help Kentuckians recognize this important issue and encourage people to get screened.
In his 2012 budget, Governor Beshear sought and received funding for 4,000 uninsured Kentuckians to be screened for colon cancer. This will make a real difference in the lives of these Kentuckians and in our overall fight against this horrible disease.
Please join our campaign to change the statistics in Kentucky. I also ask you to urge your family and friends age 50 and over to get screened – it can truly help save lives.