Progress in Cancer Treatment Threatened by Obesity

Twelve cancers associated with obesity increased by 7% from 2005 to 2014, according to the CDC. They accounted for 40% of all cancer diagnoses in 2014, although the overall rate of new cancer diagnoses started falling in the 1990s.

The 12 cancers associated with obesity are: adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, meningioma, multiple myeloma, cancers of the thyroid, postmenopausal breast, gallbladder, stomach, liver, pancreas, kidney, ovaries, and uterus.

Colorectal cancer is also associated with obesity but thanks to increases in screening that actually fell by 23% in the same period.

As Reuters reports, more than 630,000 people in the United States were diagnosed with a cancer linked with being overweight or obese in 2014. CDC officials say that providers need to have more heart-to-hearts with patients about the dangers of obesity.

Source: Reuters

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