Cancer in Vermont
The Division of Health Statistics and Informatics conducts surveillance of cancer among Vermonters and creates data products to assist in making data-driven decisions for cancer prevention and control.
Cancer is a group of more than 100 diseases characterized by uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. Different types of cancers have different causes, and different rates of occurrence and survival. Therefore, different types of cancers in a community or workplace do not necessarily have the same cause.
Unfortunately, cancer is very common. Roughly four out of ten men and women will develop cancer in their lifetime. Anyone can develop cancer; however, the risk of being diagnosed with cancer increases with age and most cancers occur in adults who are middle age or older.
2023 Vermont Cancer Data Pages
Published in February 2023, the latest Vermont Cancer Data Pages provide a full overview of cancer in Vermont. Four populations of focus are highlighted in this report to measure disparities in health outcomes.