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 […]

‘Miracle Angels’ support cancer patient fund

LEWES — Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center received a donation on Feb.18 from The Miracle Angels of Israel United Methodist Church of Lewes in the amount of $7,476 that will benefit the center’s Patient Special Needs Fund. Sister Betty J. Streett, treasurer and committee member of The Miracle Angels, became a cancer survivor in April […]

BEST BETS: Catanzaro to share songs and stories in Dover

With a multiple-octave range and a voice compared to Robert Plant and Janis Joplin, singer/songwriter Cassidy Catanzaro has turned a lot of heads in the music world over the past two decades. As the lead singer of the alt-country female band Antigone Rising from 1999 to 2008, Ms. Catanzaro, who goes by Cassidy on stage, […]

Bayhealth’s 12th Go Pink! campaign a success

DOVER — For more than a decade, Bayhealth has been raising money for screenings, education and overall breast cancer awareness through its annual Go Pink! campaign. Funds raised during the campaign are used to provide breast screenings and education programs offered through Bayhealth and its community partner the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. The majority of […]

Koncert for Keith: Musicians pitch in for Smyrna sound man with cancer

DOVER — A man who has been behind the scenes for many years is now front and center in the minds and hearts of the local music community. Keith Talmud, 49, of Smyrna, who has been the sound engineer for scores of area bands and events over the years and the sound and lighting technician […]

Hundreds unite to fight against breast cancer

DOVER — Three weeks after tens of thousands of NASCAR fans descended on Dover International Speedway a small army of pink gathered outside the track Saturday morning. The 300-plus people were not there for sports but for a cause that engenders just as much passion: the fight against breast cancer. Cancer killed about 596,000 Americans […]

Dover twin sisters share story of breast cancer survival

DOVER — Twin sisters Natasha Simms and Lynette Shannon share the same birthday, but they celebrate another major milestone on different dates. For Ms. Simms, its Oct. 15, 2012; for her sister, it’s Sept. 22, 2009. That’s the anniversary that each became a survivor of breast cancer. Ms. Shannon was 27 when she learned the […]