Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr

Bio

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Yale University Medical School

Location:

  • New Haven, CT

Activity

  • Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr - New Haven, CT - Oncology

    What is pediatric neuro-oncology?

    It is the study of brain tumors in children Read More
  • Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr - New Haven, CT - Oncology

    Is it okay to smoke while I take CHANTIX?

    The purpose of Chantix is to reduce your desire to smoke and  make the nicotine in smoke less effective in stimulating your brain. So if you smoke you may find it is not enjoyable although it won't harm you medically speaking. Read More
  • Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr - New Haven, CT - Oncology

    Is pipe smoking as hard to quit as cigarette smoking?

    Pipe smoking is usually less physically addictive than cigarette smoking because pipe smokers don't inhale as much smoke. But it has a similar psychological addiction as cigarettes and can be difficlut to give up as well. Read More
  • Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr - New Haven, CT - Oncology

    Given secondhand smoke, is it worth it to quit if everyone at work smokes?

    Yes of course. When you smoke you  take in both inhaled smoke and side stream smoke ,the kind that comes off the ash end of a cigarette. You get a double dose.
    If you quit but are around other smokers you are still getting side stream smoke and your risk of cancer will decline more slowly than it...Read More
  • Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr - New Haven, CT - Oncology

    Is smoking a pipe or cigars better for me than smoking cigarettes?

    Smoking anything can't be considered " better" for anybody. Pipe smoking causes less lung cancer than cigerette smoking since pipe smokers usually  don't inhale but it causes more oral cavity cancers. Read More
  • Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr - New Haven, CT - Oncology

    Does cigarette smoking cause RA?

    Smoking is not known to cause RA, but all the various diseases caused by smoking can complicate the management of RA Read More
  • Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr - New Haven, CT - Oncology

    If I smoke but don't inhale, is there any danger?

    Yes, because it is very difficult not to inhale the smoke because  you are breathing in the environment  permeated by smoke.At a very minimum, you will have the lung cancer risk associated with side stream smoking. Also, the chemicals in tobacco smoke will still be absorbed  by the oral mucosa, the...Read More
  • Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr - New Haven, CT - Oncology

    Is it okay to smoke while I take Wellbutrin?

    It is no more dangerous to smoke on Wellbutrin than at any other time . But the purpose of Wellbutrin is to reduce your desire to smoke, so hopefully you will smoke less often on your way to quiting. Read More
  • Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr - New Haven, CT - Oncology

    Is the percentage of U.S. teens that smoke tobacco going down?

    In most studies it has remained flat but in some there has been a slight decrease. Read More
  • Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr - New Haven, CT - Oncology

    What is cancer?



    Cancer is abnormal growth. Normally the body's cells "talk" to one another  through a complex signalling system that keeps our organ systems in balance by controlling cell growth. A cancer cell's signalling system is broken and they  can no longer hear cell talk, and the signals to stop growing, and...Read More
  • Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr - New Haven, CT - Oncology

    Is it constitutional to ban smoking?

    The law permits the banning of smoking in certain places were it has been shown to be a public health hazard  like in airplanes, and in enclosed places ,because side stream smoke ( the smoke that comes off the end of a burning cigarette ash) is actually more carcinogenic than inhaled filtered smoke. Read More
  • Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr - New Haven, CT - Oncology
    Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr has posted a video:

    What Are the Some of the Advances in Cancer Treatment?

    Cancer treatment is advancing because of genome sequencing. In this video, oncologist and Sharecare Advisory Board Member Vincent DeVita Jr., MD, explains how genome sequencing leads to targeted treatment of different types of cancer.
  • Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr - New Haven, CT - Oncology
    Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr has posted a video:

    How Do I Decide If I Should Get Screened for Prostate Cancer?

    It’s important to talk to your doctor to learn if your risk for prostate cancer is high. In this video, oncologist and Sharecare Advisory Board Member Vincent DeVita Jr., MD, discusses the new recommendations for routine prostate cancer screenings.
  • Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr - New Haven, CT - Oncology
    Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr has posted a video:

    What Is a Lifestyle Risk Factor for Cancer?

    There are some common risk factors of cancer that have no clear association. In this video, oncologist and Sharecare Advisory Board Member Vincent DeVita Jr., MD, discusses one of the biggest risk factors of cancer and its impact.
  • Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr - New Haven, CT - Oncology

    What is cancer staging?

    Cancer staging is the process doctors use to determine the extent of a person's cancer.The higher the stage the wider the cancer has spread. Determining the proper stage is important because it affects treatment decisons. Very early localized cancers can often be treated with just surgery. As the...Read More