Healthy Lifestyles - Patient Resources

Education Materials:

Websites of Interest:

  • Healthy Living – American Cancer Society: The landing page for the Healthy Living section on the ACS website covers topics such as: current cancer screening guidelines; tobacco control; eating healthy and becoming active; sun safety; and ACS programs to help you stay well.
  • Cancer Prevention and Control: Other Ways to Reduce Cancer Risk: This site offers information on reducing your risk of getting cancer by keeping a healthy weight, avoiding tobacco, limiting the amount of alcohol you drink, and protecting your skin from the sun, as well as links to other information from the federal government on healthy lifestyles (last reviewed: July 20, 2016)
  • Cancer Prevention Overview: Risk Factors - National Cancer Institute: This webpage includes information about factors that are known to increase the risk of cancer, such as cigarette smoking and tobacco use, infections, and radiation, and factors that may affect the risk of cancer, such as diet, alcohol, physical activity, obesity, and environmental risk factors.
  • Quit Tobacco Tools and Resources Michigan Department of Health and Human Services: This webpage provides links to Quit Tobacco resources including the Michigan Tobacco Quitline.
  • Tobacco Information for Consumers – Michigan Department of Health and Human Services: This webpage provides several links to smoking related information including the impact of second hand smoke in children. 
  • Cancer Research UK — Healthy Living Section: Topics include: can cancer be prevented; smoking and tobacco; alcohol; diet and healthy eating; obesity and weight; exercise and activity; sun and UV; HPV; hormones and harmful substances.
  • "Cancer Prevention: 7 Tips to Reduce Your Risk" – Mayo Clinic: Learn how you can reduce your cancer risk by adhering to seven guidelines: 1) don't use tobacco; 2) eat a healthy diet; 3) maintain a healthy weight and include physical activity in your daily routine; 4) protect yourself from the sun; 5) get immunized; 6) avoid risky behaviors; and 7) take early detection seriously. (Updated November 5, 2015)

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