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 […]

Dr. Sally Herschorn is Division Chief and Medical Director of Breast Imaging at the UVM Medical Center. If you are a woman who has recently had a mammogram, you may have received a letter from your radiologist recommending that your next mammogram be in one year. You may also have seen in your MyHealth account […]

Join in our “Brovember” campaign! Learn how you can participate at “Brovember” is here! That is the UVM 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 […]

Eat this, don’t eat that. It’s good for you; now, it’s not. Exercise, but not too much, and not too little… Yikes! We all wish there were concrete answers to the question of diet and exercise choices as they relate to breast cancer. We would love to say, to prevent or cure breast cancer all you […]