One bad sunburn is all it takes to increase your risk of getting skin cancer, according to medical studies. So, this summer, don’t ruin a day of fun-in-the sun by not planning ahead! Kevin Maguire, MD, FACS, and Chief for the Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery, answers your questions on how to protect […]

On June 24, the Vermont Department of Health and the UVM Cancer Center present the second annual Men’s Health and Cancer Conference. This half-day event will be dedicated to education around cancer prevention, screening, survivorship, and overall health for men—although women are encouraged to attend as well. Learn more and register by clicking here. During Men’s Health Month, we […]

Abnormal blood clots can form in your veins (blood vessels returning blood to the heart) or arteries (blood vessels taking blood away from the heart). In this article we will talk about clots in the veins, also called “venous thrombosis.” About 1% of hospitalizations in the United States are for venous blood clots making them […]

Get Screened Getting screened for colorectal cancer is “one of the most powerful weapons” in preventing cancer, says the American Cancer Society. Although there is no sure way to prevent colon cancer, if found early on it is usually highly treatable if the correct steps are taken. Fifty percent of patients who receive surgery result […]