When a patient receives a diagnosis of cancer, it is very typical that they (and their families) immediately want to find out as much information about their diagnosis as possible. This area of our website has some basic information about different types of cancers, as well as the treatment options available at UVMHN-CVMC. To get a full view of all of the surgicial, medical oncology and radiation therapy services we offer, we encourage you to also look through all of the information in the Cancer Care area of our website.
At CVMC we also have a Cancer Resource Room that you are welcome to use. As always, we encourage you to talk to your doctor or nurse about any concerns or questions you may have.
Health screenings are a way to detect serious medical problems before they become costly and life-threatening. At UVMHN-CVMC we support the concept of screening for disease, encourage you to discuss appropriate screenings with your doctor, and take advantage of free community screening we periodically offer.
Learn more about screening guidelines recommended by The American Cancer Society.
Among Vermont women, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death, after lung cancer. The key to increasing a woman’s chances of long term survival is early detection through regular breast self-exams, clinical breast exams, and mammograms.
Learn more about breast care and the services offered at UVMHN-CVMC.
Types of Cancer and Treatment Options
Learn about the following types of cancers and the treatment options available at UVMHN-CVMC:
Patient Support Services
A diagnosis of cancer can affect many aspects of your life. In addition to treating your cancer, we offer a range of services to support you and your family, such as counseling and nutrition services.
Learn more about all of the Patient Support Services available at UVMHN-CVMC.
The UVMHN-CVMC Cancer Resource Room provides cancer patients and their families a variety of cancer-related resources, including a computer with access to the Internet.
Learn more about our Cancer Resource Room
There are many resources available online that help cancer patients and their family research information about cancer in general as well as information about specific types of cancer.