Author | Howard D. Strickler, MD, MPH

Articles

Breast Cancer Patients Who Are Obese at Diagnosis: Alea Iacta Est? or "Is the Die Cast?"

October 12, 2011

Obesity rates in the United States have increased twofold in adults and threefold in children during the past 30 years.[1] Beyond its detrimental effects on cardiovascular health, obesity increases the risk of several cancers, including postmenopausal breast cancer,[2] and it is also associated with a higher risk of recurrence and death in those who develop breast cancer.[3]