Surgeon General Report on Smoking and Health: 50 Year Anniversary

Please visit the links below to find out more information about the Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this important public health document:

Commentary from Tim Mullett, MD (KCTN Medical Director):

Smoking, Lung Cancer, and 50 Years of Surgeon General Warnings

Surgeon General Report (50 Years of Progress):

The Health Consequences of Smoking- 50 Years of Progress

Press Release from HHS:

50th anniversary of the Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health

Reflection by Richard C. Wender, MD (Chief Cancer Control Officer, American Cancer Society):

The Landmark Surgeon General Report on Smoking and Health, 50 Years Later


New Radiation Therapy Aimed at Lung Cancer

Please follow the link below to find out more information about Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy. This type of therapy is relatively new and appears to rid patients with early-stage lung cancer cells better than conventional radiotherapy. It may also increase a lung cancer patient's life expectancy:

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy


Join Tobacco-free Take Action!

Please visit the link below to find out more about Tobacco-free Take Action, a team of employees and students committed to improving compliance with our tobacco-free policy:

Tobacco-Free Take Action


Markey Menu: Nutrition for You

Hosted by Rachel C. Miller, Registered Dietitian at the UK Markey Cancer Center

This blog is focused on providing tips ranging from taste changes to cancer survivorship. Good nutrition and exercise are key to improving cancer treatment outcomes and survivorship. This blog helps patients and caregivers with their nutrition before, during, and after cancer treatment.

Markey Menu Blog


New Program Guides Cancer Patients

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is helping cancer patients and their families with the launch of the state's first American Cancer Society Patient Navigator Program, made possible with support from AstraZeneca.

After a diagnosis, patients can seek information on the following:

Transportation, lodging and campus navigation: Resources are available to aid with traveling and lodging through the Society's Road to Recovery® and Hope Lodge® programs.

Coping strategies: Emotional support is available through a wide variety of programs. Complementary therapies such as Jin Shin Jyutsu® are available to help relieve stress and worry in patients.

Appearance-related needs: Local resources for items to use to help cope with the effects of treatment. Guidance also available to the Society's Look Good Feel Better® program.

Financial assistance: Financial assistance may be available to patients that qualify for bill paying during treatment.

Information on cancer types and treatment options: Appropriate literature available on diagnosis, treatment, prevention and end of life care, as well as information on the Society's free clinical trials matching service.


Secondhand Smoke

Most people know that smoking tobacco is very risky for the smoker. But did you know that tobacco smoke is dangerous for nonsmokers, too?

Each year secondhand smoke causes about 46,000 deaths to nonsmokers from heart disease and 3,000 deaths from lung cancer alone.

Please follow this link to learn more about how you can protect yourself and others:

Secondhand Smoke

Or please call 1-800-333-8874.