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 […]

Pedal Away Prostate Cancer Health Fair and Bike Race set for Sept. 15

DOVER — Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among adult males in Delaware. This is alarming because Delaware’s level of cancer incidence is significantly higher than the national average. Increasing awareness about prostate cancer is the primary focus of the ninth annual Pedal Away Prostate Cancer Bike Race and Health Fair. The event […]

Delaware making progress on cancer-fighting policies

Delaware has mixed grades when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer. According to the latest edition of “How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality,” Delaware measured up to policy recommendations in five of […]

Good and bad news in annual cancer report

DOVER — Although Delaware’s cancer mortality rate fell by 12 percent between the periods of 2000 to 2004 and 2010 to 2014, its incidence rate is the second highest among all 50 states. Despite the decrease in mortality rate, it remains higher than the national average, the state announced Monday. Officials attributed the high incidence […]

COMMENTARY: Finding lung cancer early saves lives

Doctors who treat lung cancer want to catch the disease in its earliest stages, before patients even start showing symptoms. That’s because symptoms — such as a cough that does not go away, weight loss, or chest pain that is worse with deep breathing — too often come after the cancer has spread too far […]

Survive & Thrive 5K and Survivor’s Mile in Lewes benefits Cancer Support Community

LEWES — Join Cancer Support Community Delaware for the fourth annual Survive & Thrive 5K and Survivor’s Mile on Saturday, May 19 at Stango Park, 114 E. Third St., Lewes. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the race/walk is at 10 a.m. Individuals and teams can participate in the 5K walk/run or 1 mile walk […]