Government Leaders Push Screenings for Delaware’s Most Frequently Diagnosed Cancer

May 28, 2019 | Article

Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) designated April as Lung Cancer Screening Awareness Month to address the state’s most frequently diagnosed cancer. Delaware reported 3,965 lung cancer cases (14 percent of all newly diagnosed cancer cases) and 2,839 deaths (30 percent of all cancer deaths) between 2010 and 2014, according to a DPH report. Citing smoking as the number one risk factor, Governor John Carney urged Delawareans at high risk of lung cancer to get a low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan that can detect lung cancer early, when it is most treatable. The use of low-dose CT scans to detect lung cancer early has been shown to reduce a person’s risk of death from the disease by 20 percent.

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