Body mass index before and after breast cancer diagnosis: associations with all-cause, breast cancer, and cardiovascular disease mortality.

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Journal Article


Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, Volume 18, Issue 5, p.1403-9 (2009)


2009, Body Mass Index, Breast Neoplasms, Cardiovascular Diseases, Cause of Death, Center-Authored Paper, Female, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Massachusetts, Middle Aged, Neoplasm Invasiveness, New Hampshire, Proportional Hazards Models, Public Health Sciences Division, Questionnaires, Registries, Risk Factors, Survivors, Wisconsin


Factors related to improving outcomes in breast cancer survivors are of increasing public health significance. We examined postdiagnosis weight change in relation to mortality risk in a cohort of breast cancer survivors.