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

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

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)

Keywords:

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

Abstract:

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.