UK Markey Cancer Center Joins National Fight To 'Stand Up To Cancer'

Reported by: Christine Winter
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Updated: 9/08/2012 12:23 am
A special prime-time program Friday night on ABC 36 will showcase the national effort to 'Stand Up To Cancer'.

And it's a message that hits home at UK's Markey Cancer Center in Lexington.

It's also a home away for home for Lynn Baker.

The Tennessee woman is fighting inflammatory breast cancer.

It's a rare and aggressive form of the disease...and she's determined to beat it.

Baker remembers when she was first diagnosed a few years ago and says, "I said 'I know you just told me I'm going to die, but I plan to live."

It's not just Markey's research and cutting-edge technology that's helping patients like Baker.

UK Assistant Professor of Radiation Medicine Jonathan Feddock says its great strides come from teamwork.

"We have Surgeons, Radiologists, Pathologists, Radiation Oncologists and Medical Oncologists....it's the whole group's opinion on what will be the best treatment available to that patient," says Feddock.

And the group is growing.

Feddock says, "Through a collaborative network, even with some of the joint appointments we've done with some of the hospitals in Louisville, we've been able to extend our outreach."

It's an outreach that's also commited to finding and diagnosing cancer.

"One of the best programs we do have your UK, is our ovarian screening trial. It's probably one of the largest screening programs in the state of Kentucky, or in the US altogether," says Feddock.

Because as Lynn Baker preaches to anyone who will listen, the earlier the better.

"We need to get the word out. We need women to quit being shy and get to their doctor," she says.

For more information on Markey Cancer Center click here or call 1-866-340-4488 toll free.

You'll see more on Markey Friday evening during the commercial-free 'Stand Up To Cancer' special.

Join us Friday night from 8 to 9pm on ABC 36.

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