Obese Colon Cancer Survivors Face Poorer Prognosis

Posted on March 10th, 2010 by Kelley Luckstein

Colon cancer survivors who are moderately or severely obese face tougher survival odds following treatment compared with their normal-weight peers, a new study reveals.

 

"Previous studies have shown that obesity does influence the risk of developing colon cancer, but this study takes it one step further," said study author Dr. Frank A. Sinicrope, a professor of medicine and oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

 

HealthDay, by Alan Mozes, 3/10/2010

 

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Tags: Cancer, colon cancer, Dr. Frank Sinicrope, Obesity

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