March 11, 2010

Obesity and Colon Cancer a Deadly Combination

By Kelley Luckstein

Obese patients with colon cancer may have a greater chance of dying from the disease compared to those at a normal weight.


"Obesity has long been established as a risk factor for cancer, but our study in colon cancer patients shows that obesity predicts a poorer prognosis after the cancer is surgically removed," Frank A. Sinicrope, M.D., a professor of medicine and oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, N.Y., was quoted as saying., 3/10/2010


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Tags: Cancer, colon cancer, Frank Sinicrope, MD, Obesity

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