Friday, August 31, 2012

Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk Goes Up With Weight

Even being moderately overweight is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer recurrence, finds a new study published Monday in the journal Cancer. Despite the best treatment, researchers at Montefiore Medical Center found, the higher a woman's body mass index (BMI), the higher her risk of developing breast cancer again after treatment. Moreover, women who were obese at time of breast cancer diagnosis had approximately a 30 percent higher risk of recurrence and a nearly 50 percent higher risk of death than those who were normal weight at time of diagnosis.

To read the entire article visit Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk Goes Up With Weight  ABC News, Dr. Shari Barnett


  1. Body weight of a person is theoretically the weight of the person without any items on. However, for all practical purposes, body weight is taken with clothes on but often without the shoes and heavy accessories like mobile phones and wallets. Thanks.

  2. There are many ways to help raise awareness, from canvassing for donations to running sponsored marathons. People of all ages and income levels can effect real change. Thanks a lot.