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Mitigating Breast Cancer Disparities by Addressing the Obesity Epidemic

Mitigating Breast Cancer Disparities by Addressing the Obesity Epidemic Purpose of ReviewObese breast cancer patients have poorer outcomes compared to non-obese patients. The intent of this review is to discuss recent studies and analyses regarding the status of the obesity epidemic and its effect on breast cancer incidence and outcomes. Subsequently, we will introduce a program implemented at a New York City hospital to reduce the morbidity and mortality of breast cancer patients with obesity.Recent FindingsThe prevalence of obesity among adult Americans is 42%, spanning all racial and socioeconomic groups. Importantly, obesity is associated with multiple chronic diseases including cancer. Among breast cancer patients, obesity is linked to higher mortality and poorer clinical outcomes, including but not limited to distant recurrence and secondary malignancies.SummaryCurrent treatment of breast cancer patients does not address the link between obesity and poorer prognosis. Here, we present a general strategy for reducing the morbidity and mortality of obese breast cancer patients by addressing the obesity epidemic. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Breast Cancer Reports Springer Journals

Mitigating Breast Cancer Disparities by Addressing the Obesity Epidemic

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Springer Journals
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ISSN
1943-4588
eISSN
1943-4596
DOI
10.1007/s12609-022-00460-4
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Abstract

Purpose of ReviewObese breast cancer patients have poorer outcomes compared to non-obese patients. The intent of this review is to discuss recent studies and analyses regarding the status of the obesity epidemic and its effect on breast cancer incidence and outcomes. Subsequently, we will introduce a program implemented at a New York City hospital to reduce the morbidity and mortality of breast cancer patients with obesity.Recent FindingsThe prevalence of obesity among adult Americans is 42%, spanning all racial and socioeconomic groups. Importantly, obesity is associated with multiple chronic diseases including cancer. Among breast cancer patients, obesity is linked to higher mortality and poorer clinical outcomes, including but not limited to distant recurrence and secondary malignancies.SummaryCurrent treatment of breast cancer patients does not address the link between obesity and poorer prognosis. Here, we present a general strategy for reducing the morbidity and mortality of obese breast cancer patients by addressing the obesity epidemic.

Journal

Current Breast Cancer ReportsSpringer Journals

Published: Aug 3, 2022

Keywords: Obesity; Breast cancer; Disparities; Weight loss; Bariatric surgery

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