Showing Stories tagged with: Cancer
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February 4, 2020
Our son was diagnosed with leukemia two days before his fourth birthday. In an instant, our world revolved around learning about his disease, treatments, medicine and test results. This is Toni's story.
January 14, 2020
Bell Ringing. Those words sound so simple, yet mean so much. To most, a bell ringing sounds like nothing special, but to my family it was everything. Hosting a bell ringing meant that my son Spencer did it – he beat leukemia!
December 16, 2019
A breast cancer diagnosis at age 41 in 2018 tore my life apart and then put it back together again. Cancer presents serious physical, mental, emotional, and financial burdens, which are difficult to understand unless you have experienced it personally. Living in rural Vermont with family and friends far away made it even more difficult.
December 10, 2019
A new report highlights a growing body of evidence showing that regular exercise may help you survive if you have cancer, while also preventing certain types of cancer. The report, from the American College of Sports Medicine’s Roundtable on Exercise and Cancer, summarizes a “substantial accumulation” of new data over the past decade and concludes
November 15, 2019
Mike Scrodin of Colchester, VT, is a veteran who served in the Vietnam War and came to Vermont in 1990 from Colorado. In October 2016, he got a diagnosis that changed his life. This is his story in his own words. How did you learn that you had lung cancer? Mike Scrodin: I was a
July 30, 2019
Our state has the second highest incidence of melanoma in the United States. This is a silver medal we don’t want to win again. Come join Larry Sudbay and Dr. Melanie Bui at Phoenix Books this Thursday, August 1, to see what the UVM Medical Center is doing about it. Click here to learn more
May 1, 2019
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. The first lines of defense are avoidance of UV radiation, finding shade, and using sun protective clothing. Whatever skin is exposed after these measures should get sunscreen. Why do I need sunscreen? Did you know that Vermont has the 2nd highest incidence of melanoma in the country?1 About 90% of
April 29, 2019
It’s Testicular Cancer Awareness Month—a great opportunity to build awareness for this rare cancer that mostly affects young men. Today, it is a largely survivable disease. That’s why early detection is so important. Testicular cancer is THE most common cancer in young men ages 20-35 years old. The average age at the time of diagnosis
March 25, 2019
The American Cancer Society estimates 97,220 new cases of colon cancer and 43,030 new cases of rectal cancer will be diagnosed in 2018. It is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, but it is one of only a few cancers that may be prevented through screening, and when found at
March 24, 2019
New, more effective approaches to treat children diagnosed with certain types of leukemia may be possible thanks to innovative research at University of Vermont Children’s Hospital and UVM Cancer Center, led by Jessica Heath, MD.
March 18, 2019
When it was confirmed that I was pregnant with my second child, I couldn’t have been happier. I was so excited that I didn’t think much of the “dark spot” they saw in my ultrasound. The OB referred me to see surgeon Dr. Moore, where he did a rectal scope to take a biopsy of
February 25, 2019
A new eating disorder is getting noticed by healthcare providers. Orthorexia refers to an obsession with proper or healthful eating. People with orthorexia become so fixated on healthy eating that they actually do damage to their own well-being. Orthorexia is not formally recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, but awareness is growing. Dr. Amy
February 8, 2019
Eleanor Wallace-Broduer, 8, a third grade student at Grand Isle Elementary and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion for Vermont, raises money for the UVM Children’s Hospital.