State’s cancer mortality rate falls

DOVER — Delaware’s mortality rate for all cancers declined 10% between the five-year periods of 2002-06 and 2012-16, with specific declines for Black men and women and Hispanic women. Additionally, mortality rates decreased for female breast cancer, as well as colorectal, lung and prostate cancers, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Delaware ranked 15th highest in the country […]

Trump plan to curb teen vaping exempts some flavors

WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials will ban most flavored e-cigarettes popular with underage teenagers, but with major exceptions that benefit vaping manufacturers, retailers and adults who use the nicotine-emitting devices. The Trump administration announced Thursday that it will prohibit fruit, candy, mint and dessert flavors from small, cartridge-based e-cigarettes that are popular with high school […]

Show supporting Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition rescheduled for Oct. 27

GEORGETOWN – With a 90 percent chance of rain in Sunday’s forecast, the seventh annual Georgetown Breast Cancer Awareness Car, Truck, Motorcycle and Tractor Show has been moved back one week, to Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Marvel Carriage Museum. “We’ve got a nasty storm coming,” said Levin Clark, founder of the fundraising/awareness event supporting […]

Magnolia man spins his wheels for cause

MAGNOLIA — David Udoff loves the idea of exploring the world by bike. “No matter where I am, whether it’s out doing errands or on a road trip, if I see someone on their bicycle, I get a little jealous. Like, I want to be that guy,” the Magnolia resident said. “Anytime I pass what […]

Greenwood woman crochets for cancer patients

GREENWOOD — June 14, 2019 was Flag Day. It’s also the date Greenwood resident Martha Kramer hit a knitting milestone in support of people who experience hair loss while undergoing medical treatment, most notably cancer. That afternoon, seated in the living room of the home where she and husband Daniel Kramer reside on Scott Store […]

Relay for Life unites hope, awareness, support and honor

GEORGETOWN — Cancer doesn’t discriminate. Nor does it play favorites. These days, it is virtually impossible to find someone in Sussex County or on Delmarva whose life has not been impacted by the disease, directly or indirectly, through personal experience, family, friends, workplace, church or community. Relay for Life of Sussex County is a strength-in-numbers, […]

Relay for Life kickoff readies Sussex to battle cancer

GEORGETOWN — The local, voluntary battle in the war on cancer is picking up steam in Sussex County. Teams have been formed, others are forming, and fundraising is ongoing as a prelude to the 2019 Relay for Life of Sussex County, set for Saturday, June 1 at Sussex Central High School in Georgetown. A Relay […]

Commentary: Should you be screened for lung cancer?

More people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. During November, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we want to talk about who should be screened for lung cancer. Historically, lung cancer was rarely found in early stages, but the use of a relatively new Low Dose Computerized Tomography (LDCT) allows for […]

Breast cancer survivor reaches out to community

FELTON — Things such as keeping her home super clean used to dominate the thought process of Felton’s Gloria Minus. Everything had to be in its proper order. However, those kinds of priorities all changed 14 years ago after Ms. Minus was diagnosed with breast cancer. Suddenly, those kinds of things didn’t seem quite so […]

An ovarian cancer diagnosis without ovaries

Sitting in her living room near Millsboro, Henrietta Belcher Stack – Henri as her friends call her – thinks back to the time leading up to her diagnosis with ovarian cancer. “I had pain in my side. My grandchildren were here and we were all getting ready to go to Disney, so I figured it […]