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Pilot project will target men in eight Kentucky counties in an effort to prevent lung cancer


increasing the number of radon tests conducted in homes, reducing the number of people exposed to secondhand smoke and increasing lung-cancer screenings. The ultimate goal is to reduce lung cancer rates in Kentucky. Radon, which is an odorless, colorless ...


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Kentucky Cancer Registry maps show lung cancer incidence and mortality rates for men in Kentucky between 2010 and 2014Second map highlights Casey County. The program, called Lung Cancer Prevention and Survivorship Is Good Business, will target businesses where more than half the employees are menIt will be coordinated by the College of Public Health, the Kentucky Cancer Program and the Kentucky Cancer Consortium. The pilot is targeting men in workplaces because they have “significantly higher rates” of cancer and deaths from lung cancer, and because the Kentucky Cancer Program has learned through experience that one of the best ways to reach men with health-related information is at work, Jennifer Redmond Knight, who is also the lead investigator, told Jones. She added that the goals of the program include: reducing the smoking rate, increasing the number of radon tests conducted in homes, reducing the number of people exposed to secondhand smoke and increasing lung-cancer screeningsThe ultimate goal is to reduce lung cancer rates in Kentucky. Radon, which is an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas, is the second leading cause of lung cancer and studies show that the combination of radon gas and cigarette smoke increases the risk for lung cancer more than either factor aloneClick here for more information about radon and to learn how to get a free radon test kit. The pilot program will eventually develop a lung cancer work site resource kit, based on feedback from participating businesses, that can be used across the stateThe pilot is expected to go through January 2019. Jones writes that six businesses in Ohio County are participating in the program including Perdue Foods, which has an extensive wellness programAngie Hudnall, the plant’s RN health improvement program specialist, told Jones that the pilot program complements their plant’s health improvement program. She said: “The pilot program matches our focus on primary care, prevention and early intervention to improve associate health and reduce health-care costs — for our associates and for our company.” From Kentucky Health News Tags:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention · College of PUblic Health · Lung Cancer Prevention and Survivorship Is Good Business · SelfMade Health Network · the Kentucky Cancer Consortium · The Messenger-Inquirer · the Kentucky Cancer Program Related Posts Health officals urge vaccinations, hand washing as widespread flu activity being reported across region 12/22/2017· 0 Comment HIV outbreak in Appalachian Ky‘just a matter of time;’ majority of counties have no syringe exchange 12/19/2017· 0 Comment 52 Weeks of Public Health: Encouraging Kyians to get flu shots during National Influenza Vaccination Week 12/6/2017· 0 Comment Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Name * Email * Website UK HealthCare Nurse Uses "Special" Instrument Home Business Government Health Philanthropy Education Sports News Region/State Living Opinion Out of the Blue

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