In service to the PATIENT since 1879 - Jake's Story

See why snowboard pioneer Jake Burton chose to stay close to home for cancer treatment.

"Why leave Vermont when I can get the cancer care I need right here?"

Our Approach to Cancer Care

Fletcher Allen and the Vermont Cancer Center work in tandem to offer patients leading-edge cancer care using the latest research and technology.

Our team approach brings together all the experts involved in your care under one roof, at one time, to provide you with a seamless plan tailored to your needs.

See more information on cancer care at Fletcher Allen or call 802-540-HOPE (4673).

6 Tips for Lowering Your Cancer Risk

Fletcher Allen and the Vermont Cancer Center work together to offer a team approach to cancer care. From treatment to prevention, we have education and wellness programs to give you the tools you need to make the best decisions when it comes to your health.

  1. Get Screened – Regular cancer screenings increase your chance of discovering cancer early when treatment is most likely to be most successful. Visit your doctor regularly to get screened for common cancers including testicular, breast, skin, colon and prostate cancers. See more info at
  2. Protect Yourself From the Sun – Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer and is one of the most preventable. Be sure to always wear sunscreen when outdoors and avoid tanning beds and sun lamps.
  3. Don’t Smoke – Smoking causes a variety of different types of cancer including lung, bladder, throat, stomach, and pancreatic cancer. Fletcher Allen offers a Tobacco Cessation Program for people looking to quit smoking.
  4. Be Physically Active – There is evidence that being physically active is associated with reducing the risk of certain types of cancer. Regular exercise can boost your immune system and help you maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints.
  5. Eat Right – Eating a healthy diet can help prevent serious illness and help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  6. Think immunization - Cancer prevention includes protection from viral infections. Talk to your doctor about immunization against hepatitis B and human papillomavirus (HPV).

    Hepatitis B increases the risk of developing liver cancer. The hepatitis B vaccine is recommended for certain high-risk adults — such as adults who are sexually active but not in a mutually monogamous relationship, people with sexually transmitted infections, intravenous drug users, men who have sex with men, and health care or public safety workers who might be exposed to infected blood or body fluids. HPV is a sexually transmitted virus that can lead to cervical and other genital cancers as well as squamous cell cancers of the head and neck. The HPV vaccine is available to both men and women age 26 or younger who didn't have the vaccine as adolescents.