Health and Wellness


Leading a healthier lifestyle can help reduce your chances for cancer.

This includes getting adequate sleep, cutting stress, using non-toxic products and watching for signs of cancer. Plus, learning how to handle age-related changes like menopause, and which medications and vaccines can help prevent cancer, can help you lead a healthier life.

Read our experts' advice and tips, and use our tools to help you stay cancer-free.

Mind and body

What you should know about colorectal cancer prevention

Lower your stress with beginner meditation techniques

HPV and cancer: 10 myths busted

6 ways to live a healthy lifestyle

How stress affects cancer risk

Can a daily aspirin lower your cancer risk? 

How your weight affects your cancer risk 

Garden your way to health

How to start a healthy garden 

Hours of sitting: What's your cancer risk? 

Winter blues? 6 ways to improve mood and energy 

8 healthy sleep habits

5 ways to cut stress 

How to keep your parents cancer-free

Why New Year's resolutions are a bad idea 

Relationships and cancer: Are they linked? 

5-minute stress relief 

How to make a change for good

Women's health 

Oh baby! Breastfeeding lowers your breast cancer risk

Beauty products and cancer: Are you at risk? 

10 cancer symptoms women shouldn't ignore 

Menopause and cancer risk: Get answers 

Menopause symptoms: Safe ways to control hormones

The pill and cancer: What you should know

Women: Breast implants and cancer risk

5 ways to bust your breast cancer risk 

Women: Health tips by age

Men's health

10 cancer symptoms men shouldn't ignore

Men: Health tips by age

HPV vaccine

HPV and cancer: The lesser-known risks

HPV vaccine: Help your kids prevent cancer

Cervical cancer and HPV: Get the facts 

Q&A: The HPV Vaccine

Q&A: HPV Testing


Keep your home safe to lower your cancer risk

Cancer-proof your microwave

Cancer and the environment: Get advice 

The 411 on effects of high-tech devices 

Health care reform 

Emergency Rx: Your medical go form 

Avoid cancer with health care reform 

Learn how to get the most out of your health care

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By completing Cancer Risk Check, you can determine your risk for certain cancers and get the tools you need to take steps toward a healthier lifestyle. 

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Lyda Hill Cancer Prevention Center

Did you know you can get your mammogram or prostate exam at MD Anderson's Lyda Hill Cancer Prevention Center? Most major insurance plans are accepted. Schedule an appointment today by calling 1-877-632-6789.