The KCCSP was formed by passage of KRS 214.540 in 2008 to increase awareness of and education about screening for colorectal cancer. Screening programs are now funded at various health department sites across the state for eligible Kentucky residents.
KWCSP is part of the Kentucky Department for Public Health. It provides breast and cervical cancer screening, as well as follow-up and outreach services. Women screened or diagnosed through KWCSP are eligible for treatment through Medicaid.
The state's comprehensive plan to address Kentucky's cancer burden addresses prevention, early detection, treatment and care, and quality of life. The goal is to reduce the overall burden of cancer in our state.