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

    As a teen, what should I know about Hodgkin's disease?

    Hopefully very little as the risk of a teen developing it is small. But since Hodgkin's disease does occur in young people  you may hear of friends or classmates who have Hodgkin's disease.The most important thing to remember is that it is a very curable disease today although the treatment is ri...Read More
  • Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr - New Haven, CT - Oncology

    How can I politely ask someone not to smoke around me?

    Most people are understanding and will either put out a cigarette or move somewhere else. If they refuse, it is best for you to move somewhere else if this is possible. If you are in an area where smoking is prohibited, you should point this out to them and if they ignore it, find someone in charge to...Read More
  • Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr - New Haven, CT - Oncology
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    Experts Weigh In on the New ACS Mammogram Guidelines

    The American Cancer Society (ACS) has issued new guidelines for mammograms. Whereas in the past, the ACS recommended that women age 40 and older get

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  • Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr - New Haven, CT - Oncology
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    Former President Jimmy Carter Diagnosed With Cancer

    Former President Jimmy Carter has announced that he has metastatic cancer. Doctors discovered the cancer in August 2015 after an elective surgery to remove

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  • Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr - New Haven, CT - Oncology
    Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr was mentioned in an article:

    Lessons From Sandra Lee's Breast Cancer Surgery

    Food Network star Sandra Lee had surgery for an infection in August 2015, a complication from her double mastectomy in May. Lee announced her breast

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

    Are Hodgkin's lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma the same disease?

    No, although they are one of a group of cancers referred to collectively as Lymphomas. Almost all lymphomas arise from disordered lymphocytes but each one of a dozen or so lymphomas arise at a different stage of lymphocyte development . What is key is to remember that while all lymphomas arise from lymphocytes...Read More
  • Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr - New Haven, CT - Oncology

    Are there ways to prevent cancer with diet?

    Eating processed foods and too much red meat has been associated with a higher incidence of colon cancer so it is best to keep the intake of these foods to a minimum. Also, in addition to helping prevent heart disease, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and lean meat and fish is generally associated...Read More
  • Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr - New Haven, CT - Oncology

    What does cigar smoke contain?

    Cigar smoke, like cigarette smoke, contains over a thousand chemicals many of which cause cancer. They cause cancer proportional to how much of the chemicals are absorbed in the mouth ( oral cavity cancers) or inhaled as some cigar smoke is always inhaled. Read More
  • Dr. Vincent T DeVita Jr - New Haven, CT - Oncology

    Is there a cure for Hodgkin's lymphoma?

    Yes, Hodgkin's disease is one of the most curable of cancers. It is curable by both combination chemotherapy (the use of several drugs at the same time) and radiotherapy and in some cases by both used together. Read More