It’s Testicular Cancer Awareness Month—a great opportunity to build awareness for this rare cancer that mostly affects young men. Today, it is a largely survivable disease. That’s why early detection is so important. Here are some quick facts about testicular cancer: This is THE most common cancer in young men aged 20-35 years old! The […]

Dr. Kim Dittus tells us about the benefits of exercise on patients who have completed their cancer treatments and introduces us to Steps to Wellness, a program at the UVM Medical Center that helps cancer patients get their energy back. Listen to the interview or read the transcript below. UVM Medical Center:  Many people finished […]

Time to schedule a colonoscopy! 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 […]

There is a major problem for cancer patients to worry about when they start chemotherapy: a blood clot. They are the third most common cardiovascular illness. Some blood clots are preventable. That said, prevention includes the use of blood thinners, which can increase the chances for bleeding. Ideally, doctors would be able to tell which cancer patients are […]

Time to schedule that colonoscopy! 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 can be prevented through screening. Visit the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable Web site […]

Advanced DNA testing is allowing doctors to tailor treatments to individual patients, and to find out what diseases you might be at risk for, or already have. Dr. Debra Leonard explains in an interview. Listen at the link below. Audio not displaying? Click here. Prefer to read the interview? View the transcript below. UVM Medical […]

Dense breasts reduce the effectiveness of mammograms and increase the risk for breast cancer. Dr. Sally Herschorn explains why, and talks about a new law that will help women find out if they are in this category. Learn more about breast density.   Audio not displaying? Click here. Prefer to read the interview? Here is […]

What is breast density? Breast density is a unique attribute of the breast that can only be determined with an X-ray (mammogram). It is the degree to which the breast tissue prevents X-rays from passing through and therefore appears white on a mammogram. Everyone’s breast is a mixture of glandular, fibrous, and fatty tissue. Fatty […]

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) refers to a large family of viruses that affect both men and women. It is the most commonly sexually transmitted infection in the US and is transmitted by simple contact. Different strains of HPV can cause small warts or growths on the skin, plantar warts on the foot, warts in the genital […]