Overweight Breast Cancer Survivors At Risk For RecurrenceThe Breast Cancer Site
By Denise Reynolds RD for eMaxHealth.com
Obesity is known to increase the risk of getting breast cancer, but now researchers find that the extra weight can make the battle even tougher for some women, despite receiving optimal treatment for their disease.
Dr. Joseph Sparano of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Montefiore Medical Center and colleagues analyzed date on 6,885 breast cancer patients enrolled in three National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored trials. Only women with stage 1, 2 or 3 breast cancer were considered for the analysis. The women in the study had normal heart, kidney, liver and bone marrow function and were considered overall healthy. The patients were followed for eight years.