Cancer Program Public Report 2022
Quality Oncology Care at Lake Cumberland
At Lake Cumberland, we honor life, celebrate survivors, and applaud milestones (large and small) in your cancer journey. We strive to treat the whole patient, not just the cancer by offering supportive care throughout your treatment that heals more than just your body and a long-term survivorship plan to help you live your best life after treatment ends.
Our team at the Lake Cumberland Cancer Treatment Center is led by Radiation Oncologist Dr. Amtullah Kahn and includes four dedicated radiation therapists, an oncology nurse, a nurse navigator, a medical dosimetrist, a medical physicist, a cancer tumor registry specialist, a practice manager and an administrative assistant. With a combined 141 years of oncology experience, our team is prepared to handle any cancer diagnosis with quality, compassionate care utilizing advanced technology and the latest evidence-based protocols.
Breast Cancer Awareness : Promoting the Importance of Annual Mammograms
Each year, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital focuses on promoting the importance of annual mammograms in the early detection of breast cancer.
- Cinco de Mammo Event | May 2022 | Lake Cumberland Imaging Center celebrated "Cinco de Mammo," reminding local women to schedule their annual mammograms.
- "Breathe Easy" Mammo Campaign | October 2022 | All women who completed a mammogram in October 2022 received a free "Pink Sugar" air freshener.
- Reminder post-cards | January - December 2022 | Postcards are sent to previous patients as a reminder to schedule their annual mammograms
Colon Cancer Awareness : Urging the Community to Schedule Colonoscopy Screenings
In 2022, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital partnered with local restaurants to distribute "Bottoms Up!" coasters that help spread the message of scheduling an annual colonoscopy during the month of March.
Several local restaurants participated and distributed coasters to customers throughout the month:
- Mellow Mushroom Somerset
- Buffalo Wings & Rings
- Texas Roadhouse
The grassroots effort helped to spread a message about the importance of screening in a new, creative way.
Learn more about colonoscopy screenings at Lake Cumberland here.
Lung Cancer Awareness : Focusing on Screenings & Early Detection
Kentucky has the highest rate of new lung cancer cases in the US with an incidence rate of 92.6 out of 100,000 people. The national rate is 59.6. Kentucky also has one of the lowest 5-year survival rates at 17.6%. According to the American Lung Association, part of the reason lung cancer is so deadly is because most cases are diagnosed at a later stage after the disease has spread, but the Lake Cumberland Cancer Treatment Center is taking strides to reduce death rates from Lung Cancer with dramatic increases in Low Dose CT Scan rates year over year.
The only recommended screening test for lung cancer is low-dose computed tomography (also called a low-dose CT scan, or LDCT). During an LDCT scan, an X-ray machine uses a low dose (amount) of radiation to make detailed images of the lungs. The scan only takes a few minutes and is not painful.
To be eligible for a lung cancer screening, patients must be:
- 50 years or older
- Have smoked at least: 1 pack per day for 20 years; 2 packs per day for 10 years; or, 3-4 packs per day for 5 years
- Must be a current or former smoker
- Those who have quit in the past 15 years may still qualify
2022 Cancer Committee Members
|Joseph Eid, MD||Cancer Liaison Physician, Surgery|
|Stacey Bowlds, MD||Cancer Liaison Physician, Surgery|
|Amtullah Khan, MD||Cancer Committee Chair, Radiation Oncology|
|Jennifer Smith, MD||Diagnostic Radiology|
|William Baker, MD||Diagnostic Radiology|
|N. Mullai, MD||Med Oncology/Clinical Research|
|Marilyn Mcmillen, MD||Pathology|
|Michelle Hook, RN||Oncology Nursing|
|Kayla Asher, RN||Oncology Nursing|
|Michelle Hancock||Social Worker|
|Kerri Helms, CTR||Cancer Tumor Registry, Quality Coordinator|
|Nathan Bennett, Director Radiology Services||Performance Improvement/QI|
|Tabatha Hensley, Supervisor of Cancer Treatment Center||Performance Improvement/QI|
|Jessica Simpson, RN||Nurse Navigator, Survivorship Program Coordinator|
|Michael Citak, MD||Cancer Program Administrator|
|Kathy Monroe, RHIA||Cancer Program Administrator|
|Kathleen Bradley||Community Outreach, Public Reporting|
|Dianna Maybrier, MS, RD, LD||Nutrition|
|Kimberly Butler||Rehabilitation Services Professional|
|Kevin Crabtree, PharmD||Pharmacy|
|Amanda Ferebee, PharmD||Pharmacy|
|Lydia Moore, RN||Hospice|
|Brooke Whitis||American Cancer Society|
|Julie Waters||American Cancer Society|
|Tracy Walker, BSN, RN||Cancer Tumor Registry|
|Deborah Carey, CSW||UK Markey Affiliation|