It’s a somewhat unnerving statistic to be sure, but about one of every three Americans will develop some form of cancer during his or her lifetime. Cancer also happens to be the second leading cause of death in America, kept from the top spot only by heart disease.
Regardless of these grim facts, doctors, today have made great progress in the treatment and in some cases, elimination of these terrible diseases. In many cases, the best way to treat cancer is to diagnose and prevent it from the onset, and we’re here to help you do just that.
Experts have long known that obesity, along with smoking, age, lack of activity, and lifestyle can contribute to an increased risk of cancer, but a recent study is taking a closer look at how one of these conditions specifically relates to breast cancer. Based on their findings, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) are one step closer to understanding how obesity can influence or increase one’s risk for breast cancer. (Find out other things that increase your risk of cancer.)
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