Obesity may affect cancer patients' outcomes

The 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting just finished in Chicago.  The president of ASCO, Dr. Clifford Hudis, said in his plenary speech, “In some ways, obesity appears to be the new tobacco of our generation”.  Below are two of the latest articles addressing this issue.  It is time to increase our focus on lifestyle if we really want to improve cancer outcomes. “Obesity may affect cancer patients’ outcomes: Scientists know obese people have an increased risk of getting several types of cancer. But a new study suggests being obese also increases the chance that some patients’ cancers will come back,  and increases the likelihood that those patients will die from cancer. The study was released in advance of the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting, which begins on May 30.” To read more, click HERE