breast cancer

Improvements in reconstruction one focus of DBCC breast cancer update

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines, Health

The mechanics of breast reconstruction after cancer was one of the issues focused on Wednesday during Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s annual Breast Cancer Update. The free event, held for the 26th time, is designed to update Delawareans about new treatments and services, as well as bring together patients, healthcare workers and others interested in the topic. About 170 people signed …

More than half a million Americans have some form of metastatic cancer. (Photo by apomares/iStock Getty Images)

Metastatic cancer patients could get expanded treatment coverage

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Health

A bill that would expand treatment for a certain type of cancer passed the House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee unanimously Tuesday afternoon. House Bill 364, sponsored by Rep. Cyndie Romer, D-Newark, requires that individual, blanket and group health insurance carriers cover drug treatment for the associated conditions of metastatic cancer in the same way treatment for metastatic cancer is …

Mike Meoli and Quontisha Chisholm at Nemours, where Chisholm is a clinical medical assistant.

From McDonald’s to medicine: a path of opportunity 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Health

Thanks to an opportunity program that helps people earn their high school diploma, Quontisha Chisholm went from working at a McDonald’s in Millsboro to a medical assistant at one of the largest integrated pediatric health systems in the country. “My journey wasn’t an easy one, but everything that I went through was worth it,” Chisholm said. “I’m just excited to …

ChristianaCare Hospital Wilmington

ChristianaCare to build, operate 3 hospitals in southeastern PA

Staff WriterHealth, RSS, RSS-Health

Imagine a hospital right in your neighborhood that provides exceptional care and patient experience, convenient access to a high-quality emergency department, and health care services tailored just for your community. That’s the vision ChristianaCare and its partner, Emerus Holdings Inc., have for three neighborhood hospitals they will open in Pennsylvania in 2025. Today, the two leading health care companies announced …

The Division of Public Health had its Joint Finance Committee hearing Tuesday. (Photo by tashatuvango/Adobe Stock)

Public Health seeks $3.5 million more in 2025 state budget

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government, Health

Editor’s note: This report has been updated to reflect that Medicaid is not overseen by Public Health The Delaware Division of Public Health wants a 2025 budget of $167.4 million, but about $3.5 million of that is not in the governor’s recommended budget. That puzzled the chair of the state Joint Finance Committee, which writes the state budget. It’s in …

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Black History Month: A time to focus on breast health

Terry RogersDelaware Live, Health, Town Square Live

Black History Month, celebrated the entire month of February, is a time to reflect, celebrate and acknowledge the contributions, achievements, and experiences of African Americans throughout history. Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is taking this month to recognize the many African American men and women who have overcome one of the toughest battles of their lives – surviving breast cancer. “Unfortunately, …

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Living a healthy lifestyle reduces risk of breast cancer, chronic disease

Terry RogersHealth, Delaware Live

Diagnosis of chronic disease is growing throughout the world and Delaware is no exception. According to Delaware Public Health, hypertension and high blood cholesterol affect more than one-third of the state’s population. Over six percent of Delawareans have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or chronic bronchitis and over seven percent have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. …

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Breast Cancer Screening crucial to better outcome

Terry RogersCharity, Delaware Live, Delaware Nonprofits, Health, Town Square Live

There is significant evidence that early detection is the best tool in fighting breast cancer, as cancers caught early are more likely to be localized. Unfortunately, breast cancer statistics indicate that there is a higher incidence of death among women of color, especially black women, who are diagnosed with breast cancer. “Delaware ranks number one in black women diagnosed with …

Wilmington residents using city water will receive a mailer survey about lead contamination.

Wilmington mails surveys to help identify lead water contamination

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Health

The city of Wilmington is asking the public to help crack down on lead contamination in water. City water customers in Wilmington and New Castle County will be receiving a postcard with a QR code that links them to the survey to help identify and report lead water service lines on their private properties or inside their homes and businesses. …

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Time to trash expired meds and reduce drug overdose deaths

Ken MammarellaHealth, Government, Headlines

With Delaware’s 25th Prescription Drug Take-Back Day coming up Saturday, Oct. 28, the state says it sees signs that discarding expired or unused medication is one arrow in its arsenal to reducing addiction and deaths from drug overdoses. Among other things, the Delaware Division of Public Health pointed to: Delaware has dropped in the ranking of overdose deaths per capita. …