December 22, 2011

Obesity increases risk of fatality after oesophagectomy


Emphasising one of the most intimidating effects of obesity, researchers at Mayo Clinic suggest that chances of severe health complications after surgery in obese oesophageal cancer patients are higher compared to the normal-weight oesophageal cancer patients. Research spearheaded by Harry Yoon, an oncologist at the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center, found the patients with oesophageal cancer treated by surgery are at 2 folds higher risk of cancer recurrence and cancer-related death.

121doc, by Julie Mabley, 12/22/11

Tags: Cancer, Harry Yoon, oesophagectomy

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