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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...

BY Molly Adams

Overcoming cancer can bring a new perspective on life – and health. Your body needs nutrients to stay healthy and to limit the long-term side...

BY Kenneth Rolston, M.D.

I was hired as an infectious disease specialist by MD Anderson in 1983. And until I retired in January 2019, I routinely helped patients with one of the most common side effects of cancer treatment: infections.

But despite working at MD Anderson for more than 35 years and watching several of my colleagues struggle with cancer diagnoses, I put off getting a colonoscopy until I was 66. That’s 16 years later than recommended. The...

Colorectal cancer survivor Kenneth Rolston, M.D.

BY Sam Susser

I first became aware of MD Anderson when my dear friend, James Ragan, of blessed memory, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at the age of 13....

BY Jeff Deatsman

When an ear, nose and throat doctor confirmed that I had tonsil cancer in October 2016, it came as something of a relief. I know that probably...

BY Gillian Kruse

You already knew exercise can help prevent cancer. But what if it could help you fight your cancer?

Researchers are looking into how...

BY Mark Hudgens

I usually don’t consider myself fair-skinned, because I used to tan pretty easily. But I’ve seen pictures of myself badly sunburned as a kid...

BY Gillian Kruse

A researcher designs new materials that could help prevent cancer in underserved communities, so why aren’t the materials being used? A new...

BY Gillian Kruse

Interdisciplinary care is a hallmark of cancer care at MD Anderson. Teams of specialists care for patients from cancer diagnosis to treatment...