High BMI at breast cancer diagnosis associated with significantly more metastatic disease, and increased likelihood of death from breast cancer recurrence (2023)

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Conference abstract

*Lake, Blossom; Damery, Sarah; *Wilson, Mandy; *Appleton, Donna; Jolly, Kate

European Journal of Surgical Oncology, February 2023, Volume 49(2), pages E87-E88

Background: 50% of patients with breast cancer are overweight or obese, with the West Midlands having second highest rate of obesity in the UK. Elevated BMI has been associated with breast cancer recurrence. This study looked at recurrence in Shropshire breast cancer survivors.