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BY Therese Bevers, M.D.

If you had told me years ago that one day all I’d be doing was preventive medicine — and it would all be related to cancer — I’d have said you were crazy. I am not an oncologist. My board certification is in family medicine.

Still, when I was offered the position of medical director at MD Anderson’s Lyda Hill Cancer Prevention Center in 1996, I accepted. It was such a new field then that I appreciated the challenge. But I thought...

Therese Bevers, M.D., medical director of MD Anderson's Cancer Prevention Center

BY Therese Bevers, M.D.

When it comes to cancer screenings, some women might think, “Well, I don’t have any symptoms, so I don’t need them.” But that’s actually when...