breast cancer

Kentucky House advances two preventive, diagnostic health bills 

BY: - February 5, 2024

The Kentucky House unanimously passed two health bills on Monday that are aimed at making childhood vaccines more accessible and detecting cancer early.  House Bill 115 would get rid of insurance copays and cost sharing for diagnostic cancer screenings like mammograms. It passed 93-0 with no debate.  Sponsor and former nurse Rep. Kimberly Poore Moser, […]

Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman discusses her double mastectomy

BY: - January 23, 2024

FRANKFORT — Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman knew for a long time that one day she might learn cancer was at her door.  Her family history put her on heightened alert — her mother, aunt and cousin all had breast cancer. So she “wasn’t shocked” when, in September, a routine mammogram — her first — […]

Lt. Gov. Coleman says her post-mastectomy reports ‘came back clean,’ stresses importance of early detection, prevention

BY: - December 26, 2023

Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, who underwent a double mastectomy Dec. 18, says her “post-surgery reports came back clean.” In a release Tuesday, Coleman said: “While I am grateful for my amazing health-care heroes, and the relief I feel for having answers, please hear me when I say, if I had put this off, skipped appointments, […]