Joni Aldrich SOS: Supporter of Survival

Diagnosis SOS: Obesity is a Cancer Risk!

October 14, 201360 min
Host: Joni Aldrich Guest: Heather Swift (LiveStrong) Topic: How Obesity Affects Cancer Risk and Screening. The prevalence of extreme obesity has increased dramatically in the U.S., from 1 in 35 adults in the 1990's to 1 in 20 in 2004. Obesity is associated with higher incidence of breast cancer, later-stage breast cancer diagnosis, and higher breast and cervical cancer mortality--and many other cancers! Obese women are less likely to receive breast and cervical cancer screening examinations. Together, this is a deadly combination. (For a copy of this interview go to, click on Joni Aldrich, episode 3/6/12) Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on To learn more about Joni, go to

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