Cancer screenings at the 2018 Kentucky State Fair August 16-26, 2018  
Mon, 07/23/2018 - 15:57
Mobile Screening Unit

UofL Brown Cancer Center will be providing mammogram screenings at the 2018 Kentucky State Fair, Thursday, August 16, through Sunday, August 26. 

For more than 25 years, our mobile cancer screening van has been removing access barriers by reaching women in their community, church, school, place of business – and at the Kentucky State Fair, providing screening mammography and saving lives.

Please visit us in the Health Horizons section located in South Wing B.

Mammogram screenings
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day

To qualify for a screening mammogram on the mobile unit, a woman must:

  • Be 40 years of age or older
  • NOT be having any current, active breast problems
  • NOT be pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Not have breast implants
  • Have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months
  • Have a physician to whom the results can be sent

We accept insurance – but must have your insurance card and photo ID. For women older than 40, yearly mammograms are covered by Medicare and most insurance companies. And we have special discounted rates are available to those without insurance.

In partnership with the Kentucky Cancer Program (KCP), the following screenings and education will be offered:

Prostate Cancer Screenings
Thursday, August 16 – Sunday, August 19
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

For men with average risk, is recommended starting at age 50.  If you are African American or have a brother, father or son who had prostate cancer before the age of 65, you should start screening at 45. Talk with your doctor about the pros and cons of prostate cancer testing.

Testing will involve a Prostate Specific Antigen Blood test (PSA) that involves taking a small sample of blood.  A Digital Rectal Exam performed by a physician to feel for any lumps, bumps or abnormalities.  The results of the PSA will be mailed to the patient in about two weeks after the Fair. The entire process will take about 15-20 minutes including completing the paper work.

Colon Cancer Education
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Carbon Monoxide Screening
Monday, August 20- - Sunday, August 26
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Carbon Monoxide breath test shows the amount of carbon monoxide in the lungs and blood. This is an indirect, non-invasive measure of blood Carboxyhemoglobin, which is the level of CO in your blood.  Breath CO also acts as an indicator of the levels of some 7000 toxic substances present in cigarette smoke, approximately 69 of which are known to cause cancer.

Those interested in this screening will be asked to blow into a small handheld device for several seconds. Results are immediate.

Kentucky Cancer Program education, prevention and survivorship information
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Kentucky Cancer Program is a statewide cancer prevention and control program affiliated with the University of Louisville, UofL Hospital and UofL Brown Cancer Center. At the heart of KCP, is the engagement and collaboration of local organizations, providers and partners in planning, implementing and evaluating cancer prevention and control activities. These partnerships propel our mission to reduce cancer incidence and mortality through education, research, and service programs. Delivery of these services is provided by regional cancer control specialists serving all 120 counties in Kentucky.