Study Links Obesity to Breast Cancer Recurrence

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 3:13pm

Breast cancer strikes almost 300,000 women a year. Cure rates have improved over the last 20 years but doctors have now targeted a group of patients who don’t fare as well as others.

“There is a clear connection between obesity at the time of a breast cancer diagnosis and an increased risk of recurrence in breast tissue,” says Oncologist Dr. Joseph Sparano.

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