A lung cancer screening could save your life.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women, accounting for almost 25% of cancer deaths. Now there’s a screening to help detect lung cancer at an early stage, when it’s most treatable. Called a low-dose CT scan, this form of screening can reduce the risk of dying of lung cancer by 20%.
What is lung cancer?
Lung cancer is a condition where cells in the lungs begin to change and grow out of control. There are two types of lung cancer: small cell and non-small cell. Although cancer begins in the lungs, it can spread to other parts of the body. In many cases, lung cancer has no symptoms until it is in the later stages, when it is difficult to treat.
Delaware Cancer Services and Programs
Access the care you need, when you need it.
Whether you have insurance or not, services are available to help you get screened for cancer and, if a diagnosis is made, get treated for cancer and not just survive, but live a thriving, healthy life after cancer.
Nurse navigators are on staff statewide in Delaware to schedule your cancer screenings and to provide follow-up help. Learn more about nurse navigator services now.
Screening for Life
If you don’t have insurance or if your insurance doesn’t cover cancer screenings, this program could make screenings available to you.
Cancer Care Coordinators
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, these specially trained health professionals can help you find the services you need, when you need them. Their services are free of charge to all Delawareans.
Delaware Cancer Treatment Program
Free cancer treatment is available for up to two years to all Delaware residents who can’t afford to pay for it. Learn more now about the program.