With your help, we can continue to make a difference.

You have played a key role in our efforts to reduce cancer in Delaware. We encourage you to share this website—and the tools provided within it—with your colleagues, patients, and constituents so that we can continue to make an impact together.

Continuing Education

Continuing education related to cancer screening and cancer care is important for health care professionals.

The following web-based educational opportunities are available:

The Delaware Division of Public Health and the Medical Society of Delaware are offering Continuing Medical Education for primary care physicians and specialists, as well as nurses and other health care professionals, with an interest in the prevention, early detection, and surveillance of colorectal, breast, cervical, and lung cancer. The activities are provided through webinars available online. The Medical Society of Delaware designates each internet enduring material activity of a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. A post-test must be completed at the conclusion of each activity with a minimum passing score of 80% to receive a certificate. There is no registration fee to participate in these educational activities. Please visit the Medical Society of Delaware website to register.

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New Information on Lung Cancer Screening and Eligibility for Providers

CDC Learning Connection, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Colorectal Cancer: Is Your Patient at High Risk?

National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics, The Jackson Library

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Gynecological Cancer Educational Modules for Health Care Professionals

CDC Learning Connection, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Download/Order Marketing Materials

Download or order brochures, water bottles, flyers, magnets, and other unique campaign components.

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Spread the Word!

Download a Healthy Delaware badge for your website. Available in multiple sizes and for your website or email signature.

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Breast Cancer

The Delaware Cancer Consortium’s Early Detection and Prevention Committee has reviewed the United States Preventative Services Task Force’s new breast cancer screening recommendations, and in keeping with the direction of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance, Screening for Life’s breast cancer screening guidelines remains that for women 40 and older at average risk for breast cancer, to have annual mammograms.

Reducing Cancer Incidence and Mortality

This website provides valuable information for everyone from consumers to physicians to business owners. Your influence matters. The more people you tell about what they can find here, the bigger the impact we can make.

Programs and services available include:

  • Screening for Life: Screenings for breast, cervical, colon, and prostate cancer available to Delaware residents who:
    • Don’t have health insurance or have health insurance that doesn’t cover screenings.
    • Are age 18 to 64 (some screenings are for men or women only and are recommended for certain age groups).
    • Are age 65 and older and do not qualify for Medicare.
    • Meet the income guidelines of Screening for Life (income scale is based on a family’s size and can be obtained by calling Delaware 2-1-1, toll-free).
  • Smoking Cessation: We offer two ways for people to quit smoking. Both programs are free to Delaware residents age 18 and older:
    • The Delaware Quitline: Delawareans who call 1-866-409-1858, toll-free, will get help from people trained in helping tobacco users learn what they must do to quit. They will work with counselors in person or on the phone and get follow-up support and hints and tips along the way. They may also be eligible for free cessation medications such as nicotine patches and gum.
    • Quit Support online: By visiting www.quitsupport.com, smokers who want to quit will have the flexibility of accessing online cessation help when it’s convenient for them.
  • Delaware Cancer Treatment Program: We can provide treatment for those who have been diagnosed with cancer and don’t have insurance. Their treatment could be free for up to 24 months. The program is available to Delaware residents who:
    • Were residents of Delaware when diagnosed with cancer.
    • Were diagnosed with cancer on or after July 1, 2004.
    • Have no comprehensive health insurance.
    • Do not receive benefits through the Medicaid breast and cervical cancer treatment programs.
    • Meet income guidelines (up to 650 percent of the Federal Poverty Level).


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) is pleased to announce the launch of Know:BRCA—a web-based resource for young women and medical providers concerned about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Know:BRCA was developed collaboratively with our partners at Bright Pink. It represents our collective efforts to reach young women with the important message that “Knowing your BRCA gene mutation risk can save your life.”

Know:BRCA assesses a young woman’s risk of having a BRCA gene mutation based on her family cancer history. She can then share her results with her medical provider. The Assessment is fully HIPAA-compliant and can be integrated into Electronic Medical Records. With this essential information, young women and providers can work together to decide next steps, possibly including genetic counseling and testing, screening, and risk reduction.

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Help protect your patients from hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Use the know b r c a online tool. Find out more about b r c a gene mutations and how to counsel your patients.
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