Cancer Prevention Resources and Information

University Resources

Cancer AnswerLine 

If you or a loved one has cancer, the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center offers the Cancer AnswerLine™ to answer your questions. Patients, faculty and staff, family members, and the community will get a personal response from an experienced oncology registered nurse. Nurses are available Monday through Friday to answer your cancer-related questions. Call 800-865-1125 or email: [email protected] to ask a question. Learn more.


The U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center and MHealthy has partnered with the National Cancer Institute to offer university faculty and staff Tips4Health, a text messaging program designed to help you meet your health goals and adopt behaviors known to reduce cancer risk. With Tips4Health, you can pick which behaviors to work on: eat healthier, exercise more, or quit smoking. As a bonus, the first 1,000 participants to complete the program will get $20! To get started, text TIPS to (734) 212-5123 or learn more and register here.

Cancer Prevention Tips

It is estimated that two-thirds of all cancer cases are linked to environmental causes, many of these are linked to lifestyle factors that can be modified. Here are healthy lifestyle tips to help reduce your risk. 

Potential Signs and Symptoms of Cancer

Treatment works best when cancer is found early. Here is a list of potential signs and symptoms of cancer as well as screening resources available at U-M. 

Breast Cancer 

Developed by the University of Michgian Rogel Cancer Center, these articles provide in-depth information on breast cancer.

Skin Cancer 

Developed by the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center, these articles provide in-depth information on skin cancer.

American Cancer Society Fact Sheets and Prevention Tips