Be aware of your prostate cancer risk.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men. The incidence of prostate cancer has increased over the past 20 years. It is more likely to develop in older men and in African-American men. Because prostate cancer typically grows very slowly, without causing any symptoms, it often isn’t detected until it’s in an advanced stage. For those reasons, men should be aware of their prostate cancer risk.
What is prostate cancer?
The prostate is about the size of a walnut and is located near the bladder. The front of the prostate surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder and out through the penis. Any change in the size or shape of the prostate can make this tube narrower, making it hard to urinate. Prostate cancer can occur over time, causing frequent urination, pain during orgasms, and blood in the urine. Learn more about the prostate now.
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.
There are two ways to get help to quit smoking from specially trained counselors: Call the Delaware Quitline by phone at 1-866-409-1858 or visit QuitSupport.com.Learn more
Live better. Our Healthy Lifestyle Map will show you where you can find fresh local produce at farmers’ markets and how to stay active at local fitness centers and parks.View Healthy Lifestyle Map
Activity Lowers Your Risk for Certain Cancers
Access the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Physical Activity and Cancer chart to see how regular physical activity can lower your risk for eight cancers.Learn more