Cancer Prevention and Control

Older and younger womenCancer is a chronic disease affecting thousands of Vermonters and is the state's leading cause of death. Approximately four out of 10 men and women in the U.S. will develop cancer in their lifetime. Each year, over 3,500 Vermonters are diagnosed with cancer, and more than 1,300 Vermonters die from cancer.

Cancer generally develops gradually from a combination of health risk behaviors, environmental exposures, and genetics. Many cancers are due to factors related to personal behaviors including: tobacco use, alcohol use, diet, physical inactivity, and overexposure to sunlight.

Framework for Action

Vermont Cancer Plan 2016-2020The 2016-2020 Vermont Cancer Plan is our roadmap for addressing cancer in Vermont. We work with Vermonters Taking Action Against Cancer (VTAAC) and many other organizations and individuals throughout the state to implement this statewide plan to improve cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and support throughout survivorship.

Because many of the risk factors for cancer are shared with those for other chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, cancer prevention and control programs are incorporated into our other chronic disease program efforts.

Information, Data, and Resources

Cancer Data and Statistics


Risk Factors and Associated Cancers

Screening, Diagnosis, and Mortality

Cancer Survivorship

Community Data

Additional Information

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Prevention, Screening and Treatment

Screening & Early Detection

Preventing Future Cancers

Diagnosis and Treatment

Survivorship: Living with, through, and beyond a Cancer Diagnosis

Pain Management and End-of-Life Care

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Cancer in the Community and Environment

If You're Concerned about Cancer Rates in Your Community

Environmental Exposures and Cancer

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