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BREAST CANCER x OBESITY

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BREAST CANCER x OBESITY, much more than just a coincidence.

That obesity is one of the most prevalent diseases in the world, and is associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke, we all know.

Now is the relationship of obesity and cancer well known? So let’s talk a little bit about how this relationship works.

Obesity is a chronic disease that leads to increased inflammatory status. In addition, adipose tissue is capable of producing some hormones: such as estrogen and cortisol.

The proinflammatory status leads to an increased and disorganized cell multiplication, and consequent cancerogenous cells. Because breast cells have estrogen receptors, and obesity increases their production, it works like putting wood on the fire. 🥺

Endometrial, ovarian, colon, and breast cancer are some cancers in which obesity is a risk factor.

As we are in the “pink October”, let’s all prevent breast cancer:
1. Do your breast self exam every month! No matter how old are you!
2. Breastfeeding
3. Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (ALWAYS)
4. Don’t forget to see your gynecologist / mastologist annually.
5. Annual mammography!! Talk to your gynecologist to see if you have an indication.

Dear all ladies, please beware! Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women!

I trust in you! Girl power! 😘

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Dra. Delane Wajman
Dra. Delane Wajman

Endocrinologista e Clínica Médica pela Santa Casa de São Paulo | CRM 170692 |