State of Cancer in Kentucky

Cancer is no stranger to Kentucky, in fact the numbers are grim here. Kentucky leads the country in cancer deaths among lung, breast, colorectal and cervical cancer. Despite those tough statistics, we are making strides. WKYT’s Amber Philpott sits down with the head of the Markey Cancer Center to talk about the ground being made and the state of cancer in Kentucky.

Two years ago Jacqueline Trigg was going through life just fine, serving others as a public transit driver.

“I’ve always been waiting for that big moment, you know when you work in the service industry you are always doing so much for other people,” said Jacqueline Trigg.

Something big came, but not what she was planning for, she received some frightening news.

Read more and watch the WKYT News report here.