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Obesity Raises Mortality in Young ER+ Breast Cancer Patients | Cancer Network

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Obesity Raises Mortality in Young ER+ Breast Cancer Patients | Cancer Network



An analysis of 80,000 women with early-stage breast cancer shows that obesity raises the risk of dying from breast cancer for pre-menopausal women diagnosed with estrogen receptor (ER)-positive disease. Obesity, defined as a body mass index of at least 30 kg/m2, had a minimal effect on patients with ER-negative or post-menopausal ER-positive breast cancer. - See more at: http://www.cancernetwork.com/asco-2014-breast-cancer/obesity-raises-mortality-young-er-breast-cancer-patients?....


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