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Support and Resources

Cancer Institute

The Bayhealth Cancer Institute funds cancer-related activities not covered by hospital charges and insurance plans, including:

Financial support is provided by private contributions and fundraising efforts, grants and Bayhealth, Inc.

For more information, please contact Bayhealth Cancer Institute Executive Director Donna Stinson.

Cancer Registry

Bayhealth’s Cancer Registry collects data on all cancers diagnosed and/or treated at Bayhealth in strict confidentiality for use by medical professionals to plan and evaluate treatment, to measure outcomes and to plan for the future. All data is forwarded to the State of Delaware's central registry, which merges and analyzes data from the state-wide network.

Cancer Screenings and Support Groups

  • Look Good...Feel Better
  • No-cost Mammogram Screenings
  • Breast Cancer Support
  • Living with Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer Support

Caring Resources

  • Care Coordinators – our care coordinators help patients from their cancer diagnosis through treatment and serve as resources after treatment has been completed. Nurses and social workers help secure resources such as pharmaceutical, transportation, financial, insurance, home health, hospice and appointments with specialists when needed.
  • Nutrition Services - every cancer patient is screened for nutritional risk. Patients who need help are referred to a registered dietitian. Patients continue to be re-screened during the treatment process to identify and address any nutrition-related concern before problems develop.

Community Outreach

  • Breast Care Services for women with questions about their breast care. A registered nurse expedites the diagnosis of women with abnormal mammogram readings, and provides education and support. Call 302-744-6773.
  • Cancer Screenings - throughout the year, Bayhealth offers several free and/or low-cost cancer screenings. Our Cancer Screening Navigator goes out into the community to promote cancer screening as part of a statewide network of screening advocates and care coordinators.
  • Cancer Support – we offer regular support groups and other programs.
  • Hospice – we work with local hospice organizations to provide inpatient hospice care. Care is overseen by the hospice organization and a hospice nurse visits the patient each day to oversee care and make recommendations in keeping with hospice philosophy.

Bayhealth is Southern Delaware’s healthcare leader with hospitals in Dover and in Milford. Bayhealth provides a wide range of medical services, including cardiovascular, oncology, orthopedics and rehabilitation, pediatrics, respiratory care, sleep care, surgical weight loss, women’s services and walk-in medical care. Search for nursing jobs, and health classes and events. Find doctors affiliated with Bayhealth Medical Center or a Delaware hospital near you.