Kentucky Cancer Program partners with local groups to offer free screenings at the fair


    Louisville, Ky. — During the Kentucky State Fair, the Kentucky Cancer Program, in partnership with UofL Health Care, the V Foundation, Metropolitan Urology, Allied Urology and the Prostate Conditions Education Council, is offering free PSA blood test and digital rectal exam screenings for prostate cancer. The screenings will also support a research study that will utilize plasma thermogram technology developed at UofL to attempt to establish a signature for prostate cancer that will hopefully prove useful for early detection and diagnosis. No additional blood or specimens will be collected other than what will be used for the prostate cancer screenings.

    Location: South Wing Health Horizons10-6 daily during the FairOpen to: Men 50 and over, and men 45 and over with a family history or who are African American

    Other KCP-sponsored screenings during the Fair include:

    Oral Cancer Screenings: In partnership with the UofL Dental School, AnthemTuesday, Aug. 24; Fri, Aug.27; Sat., Aug. 284:30-7:30 pmSouth Wing Health Horizons

    Skin Cancer Screenings: KCP in partnership with the Kentucky Dermatological Society, AnthemVisual examination of face, hands, arms, legs, and other areas as requestedDaily: 9:30-12:30; 1-4; 4:30-7:30South Wing Health Horizons

    Dermascans will be present so people can look at sun-damaged skin, and a new camera will enable screeners to take and give photos to people who have severely damaged skin.