Cancer mortality rates in Delaware have declined.
That’s according to data from the Division of Public Health.
WBOC reports that they dropped by 12 percent from a four year period beginning in the year 2000 to a similar time frame from 2010 to 2014.
Health officials said that among men there was a 15 percent decrease while women experienced a 9 percent drop.
In addition, African Americans saw a 21 percent decline while Hispanics had a 2 percent decrease over the decade.
BeeBe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center says that they believe this is the result of cancer screening and early detection along with advanced technology.
Debbie Campbell who oversees over a 1-thousand patients a year told the television station that a healthy life-style is another key factor in the decrease.