The Kentucky Cancer Foundation invests your donated dollars specifically to pay for evidence-based and cost effective services directed pragmatically to our states most neglected and pressing needs.

Hundreds of Kentuckians die each year from cancer that might have been prevented or found early though screening.

This chart shows the deaths from cancers with evidence-based prevention/early detection methods in Kentucky, 2005-2009.

In the current continuum of care between prevention and advanced disease management, directing precious public and private resources to the most effective and cost effective in the continuum of care represents a pragmatic, compassionate, and strategic investment resulting in a healthier and cancer-free Commonwealth through eliminating disparities in access to such services. Look at the table below to see how much further your money goes when investing in cancer prevention and screening versus cancer treatment.For every $100,000 invested in…
 Cancer prevention and screening Cancer treatment
 666 Kentuckians can become non-smokers through reducing out-of-pocket costs  0 Kentuckians can be treated for late state lung cancer
 246 Kentuckians can be screened for colon cancer  1 Kentuckian can be treated for late stage colon cancer
 403 Kentuckians can be screened for breast cancer  1 Kentuckian can be treated for late stage breast cancer
 450 Kentuckians can be screened for cervical cancer  1 Kentuckian can be treated for late stage cervical cancer