An article on CancerNetwork.com by Jennifer Ligibel, MD, highlights the link between breast cancer and obesity. As Ligibel writes, “Excess body weight has been linked to an increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, and growing evidence also suggests that obesity is associated with poor prognosis in women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer.”

Today’s news on breast cancer and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


- An article on CancerNetwork.com by Jennifer Ligibel, MD, highlights the link between breast cancer and obesity. As Ligibel writes, “Excess body weight has been linked to an increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, and growing evidence also suggests that obesity is associated with poor prognosis in women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer.” Follow the link to read the article.


- Not everyone likes all the pink during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Some survivors say it has the opposite effect on them than it’s supposed to, and some are saying it’s unethical for companies to make money off pink products; they call it “pinkwashing.” 


- The American Cancer Society has some tips on how women undergoing breast cancer treatment can help prevent serious infections. Follow the link above to see the group’s advice.


Compiled by GateHouse News Service