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Title The cancer crisis in Appalachia : Kentucky students take action / edited By Nathan L. Vanderford, Lauren Hudson, and Chris Prichard.

Publication Info. Lexington, Kentucky : Kentucky Publishing Services, an imprint of The University Press of Kentucky, [2020]

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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Cancer : the emotional side / William Adams -- Cancer in Eastern Kentucky / Natalie Barker -- On the breaking point / Rachel Collins -- Survivor's guilt / Andrew Davison -- Careless cancer / Holly Dickens -- Cancer : a war on the home front / Zachary Hall -- A monster that kills / Abigail Isaacs -- The worst of both worlds / Shahid Jabbar -- Kentucky : the cancer capital of the United States / Julie Kiser -- The strength of family triumphs all / Kinley Lewis -- The greatest ideas are the simplest : educating Kentuckians on cancer / Nolan Marcum -- Tales into legacies / Alyviah Newby -- Ripped at the seams / Katelyn Nigro -- Cancer is not a vacation / Solomon Patton -- The question / Brianna Reyes -- What cancer is in my life / Megan Schlosser -- It can't happen to me / Kaitlin Schumaker -- Cancer : Kentucky's disease / Spencer Shelton -- You never plan for cancer / Haleigh Thompson -- Day in and day out / Ethan Tiller -- Appalachian rose : wilted by geography / Lauren K. Collett -- Malignancy in the mountains / Susanna Goggans -- A rural state of mind on the path to a better future / Matthew Melton -- Fighting cancer in my old Kentucky home / Carrigan Wasilchenko -- Roots / Emory Wilds.
Summary "Kentucky has more cancer diagnoses and cancer-related deaths than any other state in the nation, and most of these cases are concentrated in the fifty-four counties that constitute the Appalachian region of the commonwealth. These high rankings can be attributed to factors such as elevated smoking rates, unhealthy eating habits, lower levels of education, and limited access to health care. However, what the facts cannot convey on their own is just how life-changing cancer can be-something that editors Nathan L. Vanderford, Lauren Hudson, and Chris Prichard have endeavored to address. The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia features essays written by a group of twenty high school and five undergraduate students, all of whom are residents of Kentucky's Appalachian region and are participants in the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center's Appalachian Career Training in Oncology (ACTION) program. These authentic and candid student essays detail the effects of cancer diagnoses and deaths on individuals, families, friends, and communities, and proclaim these cases as more than nameless statistics. The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia seeks to shed light on personal cancer stories, to inspire those engaging in cancer-risk behaviors to change their ways, to motivate people to get involved with cancer-prevention initiatives, and to encourage others to give generously and uplift cancer patients and their loved ones"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Cancer -- Social aspects -- Kentucky.
Cancer -- Social aspects -- Appalachian Region.
Cancer -- Patients -- Family relationships -- Kentucky.
Cancer -- Patients -- Family relationships -- Appalachian Region.
Teenagers -- Kentucky -- Attitudes.
Teenagers -- Appalachian Region -- Attitudes.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Vanderford, Nathan L., editor.
Hudson, Lauren, editor.
Prichard, Chris, editor.
Other Form: Print version: 1950690032 9781950690039 (OCoLC)1132279973
ISBN 9781950690046 (electronic book)
1950690040 (electronic book)