Ladies First is a health screening program for Vermont women. Ladies First removes financial barriers that prevent many women from being screened for breast and cervical cancer and heart disease. Read more about Ladies First
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Vermont, accounting for nearly one-quarter of all deaths in the state. Many forms of cancer can be prevented through good dietary habits, avoiding tobacco. Early screening and detection for some forms of cancer can save lives.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death (after lung cancer) among Vermont women. Early detection of breast cancer through regular breast self-exams, clinical breast exams, and mammograms increases the chances of long term survival.
Cervical cancer deaths are nearly always preventable with early diagnosis through Pap tests and treatment of pre-cancerous lesions. Please follow your physician’s recommendations for screening that is right for you.
General Cancer Resources
- Vermont Cancer Prevention & Control Program
- CDC Cancer Prevention & Control
- American Cancer Society
- National Cancer Institute
Breast and Cervical Cancer Resources
- Breast Cancer in Vermont
- Cervical Cancer in Vermont
- CDC National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
- Komen Foundation
- Free cervical cancer screening and information