Researchers sought to determine the influence of obesity on the transformation of MGUS, an asymptomatic plasma cell neoplasm, to multiple myeloma.
There is a higher risk of secondary primary cancer in obese male survivors versus the general population.
Losing weight through diet or diet and exercise improves risk for cancer in overweight or obese postmenopausal women. Although exercise alone can help maintain weight loss, it is not as effective as diet and exercise.
Research findings reveal the mechanism by which obesity increases inflammation and desmoplasia in the most frequent type of pancreatic cancer, using mouse models and human tissue samples.
Estimated rate of annual increase in obesity prevalence higher for adults with history of cancer
Benign brain tumors that have previously been associated with obesity and diabetes are surprisingly less likely to emerge in patients with high blood sugar, according to new research.
More accurate modeling of cancer, which affects the elderly more than younger populations, could speed breakthroughs in research. Therefore, research on immunotherapy for cancer should include obese and older mice.
An increasing number of American women are obese, and obesity is still a concern for children and adolescents.
Excess abdominal fat in overweight and obese women could interfere with detection of early symptoms of ovarian cancer, and this may contribute to the higher risk of death from ovarian cancer in African American women compared with white women.
Significant weight loss through calorie restriction, but not moderate weight loss through a low-fat diet, was linked to reduced breast cancer growth in a preclinical study.
Change in BMI does not reflect body composition of patients undergoing treatment for ALL, suggesting direct measures of body composition should be used to evaluate obesity in patients with leukemia.
A drug currently approved for GI conditions may prevent the development of colorectal cancer, according to researchers who revealed a biological connection between obesity and increased risk for colorectal cancer.
Lymphedema related to breast cancer is one of the most distressing and feared late effects of breast cancer treatment. Given the improved survival following breast cancer, more and more survivors face lifetime risk of developing this late effect.
Obesity potently increases the potential for metastasis of ovarian cancer. A large number of studies have shown that higher body mass index is associated with a greater risk for ovarian cancer with worse overall survival.
Adherence to cancer screening recommendations was not found to vary by race/ethnicity and body weight/obesity. In a focused look at the influence of body mass index (BMI) as a measure of obesity, some screening disparities may be decreasing.
Telephone counseling is similarly effective to in-person counseling for overweight breast cancer survivors.
Dietary habits have a profound impact on cancer survivorship. A recent study found that unfortunately many survivors do not adhere to healthy dietary guidelines, and those who smoke are even less likely to follow the guidelines.
Simply standing a portion of the day can reduce the risk of obesity, and thereby reduce the risk of many cancers as well.
Bariatric surgery slashed the weight of obese women who are most at risk for cancer by one-third, produced a mean weight loss of more than 100 pounds, and eliminated precancerous uterine growths. It also improved physical quality of life, improved insulin levels and glucose use, and altered the composition of gut bacteria.
Positive link made between obesity and papillary, follicular, and anaplastic thyroid cancer; inverse link for medullary thyroid cancer.
Women who are obese have a higher risk and a worse prognosis for breast cancer, but the reasons why remain unclear.
Clinically meaningful weight loss over two years in overweight/obese survivors of breast cancer can be achieved via weight loss intervention.
A regular regimen of aspirin can reduce additional cancer risk for obese individuals, according to study data.
Taking aspirin regularly can negate the increased the risk for developing colorectal cancer in patients with Lynch syndrome.
Postmenopausal women who exercised 300 minutes per week were better at reducing total fat, which could in turn lower their postmenopausal breast cancer risk.
Overweight or obese patients with ovarian cancer are typically given lower per-pound chemotherapy doses to reduce toxic side effects, which could impact their survival chances.
Clinical trial data suggests that postmenopausal women of above-average weight have an increased risk of breast cancer.
The presence of extra body fat causes increased risk of diabetes and heart disease, and also increases the chances for breast cancer recurrence.
Cancer treatments in early life can lead to obesity in later years, and counseling and weight loss interventions for certain childhood cancer survivors are important.
Certain cancer treatments can be linked to later weight gain.
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