Cancer Prevention and Control

Cancer is a chronic disease affecting thousands of Vermonters and is the state's leading cause of death. Nearly one in two men and one in three women will develop cancer in their lifetime. Each year, over 3,400 Vermonters are diagnosed with cancer, and more than 1,200 Vermonters die from cancer.

The Vermont Department of Health (VDH) has a goal to reduce the impact of cancer and has included cancer related indicators/goals as a part of Healthy Vermonters 2020. VDH works with Vermonters Taking Action Against Cancer (VTAAC) and many other organizations and individuals through the state to improve cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and support throughout survivorship.

Cancer generally develops gradually from a combination of health risk behaviors, environmental exposures, and genetics. Many cancers are due to factors related to personal behaviors including: tobacco use, alcohol use, diet, physical inactivity, and overexposure to sunlight.

Because many of the risk factors for cancer are shared with those for other chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, VDH incorporates its cancer program activities with other chronic disease prevention and control activities.

Vermont Cancer Control Efforts

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Cancer Data and Statistics

Reports

County Level Cancer Fact Sheets

Presentations

Additional Cancer Data

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Prevention, Screening and Treatment

Preventing Future Cancers

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Screening & Early Detection

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Diagnosis and Treatment

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Survivorship: Living with, through, and beyond a Cancer Diagnosis

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Pain Management and End-of-Life Care

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Cancer in the Community and Environment

If You're Concerned about Cancer Rates in Your Community

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Environmental Exposures and Cancer

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