Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center Patient Stories: You Can - Owensboro Health

Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center Patient Stories: You Can

Tammy Jo and grandsonTammy Jo Thompson

- Cervical cancer survivor

"In May of 2018 I learned I had cancer, but with help from Owensboro Health. I'm back in the swing of things..."

Read Tammy's story


Joan Hayden and husbandJoan Hayden

- Breast cancer survivor

To many, March 8 was just an ordinary spring day in the tri-state. For Joan Hayden, it was anything but ordinary. That was the day she was informed she had breast cancer.

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Charlie MattinglyCharlie Mattingly

- Lung cancer survivor

“When I first became aware that I had a problem with my prostate I was having my annual physical. My physician scheduled a biopsy, he did nine samples and it came back that six of the nine had cancer in them..."

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Alan KingAlan King

- Lung cancer survivor

A resident of Huntingburg, Indiana, Alan King had been experiencing a persistent cough for a few months. Then while visiting St. Louis with his wife Kathy, he began sweating and turned ashen in color, with no explanation for either symptom.

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Cindy ReedCindy Reed

- Breast cancer survivor

“After I first found out I had cancer, I was very scared…I’d not be able to see my girls and especially my grandchildren through adulthood...So, This was just a big bomb that went off..."

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Owensboro Health & UK: Working Together to benefit our communities

We’re proud to work with the University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center. Whether it’s through offering more clinical trials or further enhancing the quality and safety of our care, we see that by working together, we can do even more for our patients and people throughout our communities.

At Owensboro Health, we are proud of our history of clinical cancer excellence. Our Research and Affiliate relationships with UK Markey Cancer Center, Kentucky’s only National Cancer Institute designated cancer center and one of only 69 in the nation, prove especially worthwhile in caring for cancer patients in our region.

Our relationship with UK Markey Cancer Center affords us leading-edge cancer care and groundbreaking research, alongside hundreds of national clinical trials and the most advanced research, therapies and medicine available to date.

Owensboro Health’s alliance with UK Markey Cancer Center also allows patients access to the state’s only molecular tumor board and UK’s early phase clinical trials center, giving patients access to the most up-to-date technologies and therapies, while also giving them more treatment options based on their unique genetic characteristics of their particular cancer.

"Modern cancer care is never delivered by just one doctor. It's done with a team approach. Our relationships with UK follows that same model."

Greg Strahan, Owensboro Health President & CEO

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