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Delaware’s Cancer Mortality Rates Further Decline As DPH Releases Annual Cancer Incidence And Mortality Report

DOVER, DE (Oct. 10, 2022) – Delaware’s cancer mortality, or death, rate has further declined, according to the latest cancer data from the Division of Public Health (DPH).  Between 2005 and 2019, mortality rates for cancer at all locations throughout the body, known as all-site cancer, decreased an average of 1.7% per year in both Delaware and […]




Delaware’s Cancer Mortality Rates Continue To Decrease; Public Health Releases Latest Cancer Report

DOVER, DEL. (Oct. 11, 2021) – According to the latest cancer data from the Division of Public Health (DPH), Delaware’s mortality rate for all cancer sites combined (all-site cancer) improved in most categories during the last decade; however, the state remains 15th-highest in the U.S. for the timeframe of 2013-2017, which is unchanged from 2012-2016. […]




Delaware Cancer Mortality Rates Decrease Between 2002-2006 & 2012-2016; Improvements Among Specific Races, Ethnicities

DOVER (October 12, 2020) – Over the last decade, Delaware’s mortality rate for all cancer sites combined (all-site cancer) declined 10 percent between the five-year periods of 2002-2006 and 2012-2016, according to the latest cancer data released by the Division of Public Health (DPH). In the same time span, Delaware’s all-site cancer mortality rate also […]




Delaware Cancer Mortality Rate Continues to Decline; Public Health Releases Latest Cancer Report

DOVER – Cancer screening and early detection efforts continue to drive down Delaware’s cancer death rates, say state public health officials. In particular, officials are seeing dramatic improvements in the all-site mortality rate among non-Hispanic African-American men, which decreased by 30 percent between the five-year periods of 2001-2005 and 2011-2015, according to the latest cancer […]




DPH Partnering with State Parks and YMCA to Remind Delawareans to ‘Protect Your Skin’

The days are heating up as we approach the official start of summer. While most people are focused on getting outdoors to be more active, enjoy sports like baseball and fishing, and appreciate the warmth, the Division of Public Health (DPH) is reminding everyone to be mindful of the sun’s harmful rays. Overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UVA and UVB) rays can lead to skin cancer. Delaware ranks third nationally for skin cancer diagnosis. Building on ongoing awareness efforts, the 2017 Division of Public Health’s #ProtectYourSkinDE skin cancer prevention campaign is under way to educate Delawareans, especially children, teens and young adults about skin cancer prevention.







 Pages Tagged With: "cancer"

Delaware’s Cancer Mortality Rates Further Decline As DPH Releases Annual Cancer Incidence And Mortality Report

DOVER, DE (Oct. 10, 2022) – Delaware’s cancer mortality, or death, rate has further declined, according to the latest cancer data from the Division of Public Health (DPH).  Between 2005 and 2019, mortality rates for cancer at all locations throughout the body, known as all-site cancer, decreased an average of 1.7% per year in both Delaware and […]




Delaware’s Cancer Mortality Rates Continue To Decrease; Public Health Releases Latest Cancer Report

DOVER, DEL. (Oct. 11, 2021) – According to the latest cancer data from the Division of Public Health (DPH), Delaware’s mortality rate for all cancer sites combined (all-site cancer) improved in most categories during the last decade; however, the state remains 15th-highest in the U.S. for the timeframe of 2013-2017, which is unchanged from 2012-2016. […]




Delaware Cancer Mortality Rates Decrease Between 2002-2006 & 2012-2016; Improvements Among Specific Races, Ethnicities

DOVER (October 12, 2020) – Over the last decade, Delaware’s mortality rate for all cancer sites combined (all-site cancer) declined 10 percent between the five-year periods of 2002-2006 and 2012-2016, according to the latest cancer data released by the Division of Public Health (DPH). In the same time span, Delaware’s all-site cancer mortality rate also […]




Delaware Cancer Mortality Rate Continues to Decline; Public Health Releases Latest Cancer Report

DOVER – Cancer screening and early detection efforts continue to drive down Delaware’s cancer death rates, say state public health officials. In particular, officials are seeing dramatic improvements in the all-site mortality rate among non-Hispanic African-American men, which decreased by 30 percent between the five-year periods of 2001-2005 and 2011-2015, according to the latest cancer […]




DPH Partnering with State Parks and YMCA to Remind Delawareans to ‘Protect Your Skin’

The days are heating up as we approach the official start of summer. While most people are focused on getting outdoors to be more active, enjoy sports like baseball and fishing, and appreciate the warmth, the Division of Public Health (DPH) is reminding everyone to be mindful of the sun’s harmful rays. Overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UVA and UVB) rays can lead to skin cancer. Delaware ranks third nationally for skin cancer diagnosis. Building on ongoing awareness efforts, the 2017 Division of Public Health’s #ProtectYourSkinDE skin cancer prevention campaign is under way to educate Delawareans, especially children, teens and young adults about skin cancer prevention.