March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. It is one of only a few cancers that may be prevented through screening. Visit the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable Web site to learn more. What are […]

It comes as no surprise to those of us familiar with Vermont that the Green Mountain state continues to receive national recognition for many of its special features. Vermont cities are routinely included in lists of top places to live in America; Vermont consistently ranks high in education, social services and as one of the […]

Are you newly diagnosed with cancer, in treatment, or have a loved one with cancer? Does it stress you out thinking about the holidays? The average person anticipates this time of year with both excitement and dread. But, what happens when we add cancer to normal holiday stress? Stress x 10? Maybe. We can’t say […]

Intimately touched by his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis and the loss of her mother to lung cancer, Curtiss now channels his professional skills and time toward raising awareness and supporting organizations that are on the frontline in the fight against cancer. Learn more at  From Chef Curtiss: Savory oatmeal! The cooking method of steel cut […]

National Public Radio recently reported on a new debate in the world of breast cancer: a new study recommending that all women get tested for genetic mutations that may cause breast cancer. The recommendation and study come from Mary-Claire King, PhD, who in the Journal of the American Medical Association, calls for population-based screenings for […]

Join in our “Brovember” campaign! Learn how you can participate at “Brovember” is here! That is the Vermont Cancer Center’s version of “Movember,” that time of year that now comes every November when we raise awareness of men’s health education and men’s cancers by growing facial hair. During our “Brovember” campaign, we want to […]

Susan is a 40-year-old woman with a breast lump. Unfortunately, Susan’s biopsy revealed that the lump was indeed breast cancer, and she is going to need treatment. Although several health care professionals will be involved in her care and treatment, as with most women diagnosed with breast cancer, Susan will start by seeing a breast […]

Information is powerful, and an informed patient is an empowered patient. Due to the growth of the Internet, there is now a greater amount of readily available information compared to any other time in history. Among this sea of data are a number of excellent websites providing reliable information to patients with breast cancer. Unfortunately, […]