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 […]

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 […]