How Obesity Influences Survival Rate of a Cancer Patient
March 21, 2016•11 min
Overweight and obese patients face worse side effects and survival odds than others with the same cancer.There are nearly 14 million cancer survivors in the U.S., and for many cancers, studies indicate more than two-thirds of those diagnosed are overweight or obese.Obesity correlates with some cancer types more than others. And the increased risk can be substantial.Dr. Edward Fernandez is here to help you better understand how obesity can effect cancer survival rates.