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How the UK Markey Cancer Center is shaping a cancer-free tomorrow

They provide Kentuckians access to state-of-the-art technology, highly-trained specialists, innovative treatments, and so much more.

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Extraordinary cancer care is available right here in Lexington.

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If you or someone you love encounters a cancer diagnosis in the future, it can be difficult to navigate the best course of action. Lexingtonians — and other Kentuckians across the Commonwealth — have a resource right in their backyard to help them on their journey: the UK Markey Cancer Center.

Markey is the only cancer center in the state designated by the National Cancer Institute. Read: Kentuckians who come to the center have access to innovative new drugs, treatment options, and clinical trials that aren’t available elsewhere. The center’s specialists are also able to collaborate with other NCI-designated cancer centers across the nation for additional support and insight into the latest breakthroughs in cancer care.

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So, what does that mean for Kentuckians facing a cancer diagnosis? As a patient at Markey, you’ll have a team of experts looking at your individual case, applying the most up-to-date cancer knowledge to give you the best chance of recovery.

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Comprehensive, collaborative cancer care means patients receive the support of oncologists, nurses, oncology nurse care managers, pharmacists, alongside pathologists, radiologists, integrative medicine specialists, a social worker, a psychologist, a dietitian, and a chaplain.

To contact the experts at Markey, fill out this form or give them a call at (859) 257-4488. Here’s what you can expect from your first visit.

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