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Breast cancer survivors with excess body weight at increased risk of developing second cancer – News-Medical.Net

Breast cancer survivors who are overweight have a statistically significant increased risk of developing second primary cancers, according to results from a study…

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Breast cancer survivors who are overweight have a statistically significant increased risk of developing second primary cancers, according to results from a study conducted by Kaiser Permanente researchers and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
There are approximately 3.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States today and studies have found women diagnosed with breast cancer have an 18% increased risk for developing a second cancer compared to the general population….

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