Cancer in Vermont

The Division of Health Statistics and Informatics conducts surveillance of cancer among Vermonters and creates data products to assist in making data-driven decisions for cancer prevention and control.

Cancer is a group of more than 100 diseases characterized by uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. Different types of cancers have different causes, and different rates of occurrence and survival. Therefore, different types of cancers in a community or workplace do not necessarily have the same cause.

Unfortunately, cancer is very common. Roughly four out of ten men and women will develop cancer in their lifetime. Anyone can develop cancer; however, the risk of being diagnosed with cancer increases with age and most cancers occur in adults who are middle age or older.

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2024 Vermont Cancer Data Pages

Published in April 2024, the latest Vermont Cancer Data Pages provide a full overview of cancer in Vermont. Four populations of focus are highlighted in this report to measure disparities in health outcomes.

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Cancer Data Statistics and Reports

These reports contain information about cancer risk factors, prevention, screening, diagnosis, staging, treatment, and survivorship. Vermont planners, policy makers, researchers, and citizens use these data for analysis, planning and action.


We acknowledge the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for supporting the Vermont Cancer Registry under cooperative agreement NU58DP007149 awarded to the Vermont Department of Health. The findings and conclusions in this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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