Navigation Links
Obese women with breast cancer may be under treated.,,

According to a study published in Archives of Internal Medicine obese women with breast cancer may // be under treated. The retrospective cohort study was conducted to determine treatment patterns in overweight and obese women undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. Adjuvant chemotherapy is given to women who have no spread of the cancer beyond the primary tumor. This improves the overall survival in the breast cancer patients.

Data on patients with early stage breast cancer treated with adjuvant therapy between 1990 and 2001 was analyzed. This included 9,672 women from 901 practices who were treated with doxorubicin hydrochloride and cyclophosphamide of whom 62 % were above a healthy weight, 31 % were overweight, 17 % were obese and 14 % were severely obese. The quality of the therapy was measured by the use of reduced doses for the first treatment compared with standard doses, dose proportion over the course of the therapy and the relative dose intensity.

First-cycle dose reductions which was defined as a dose proportion of <0.9 compared with standard published doses were administered to 9% of the healthy weight, 11% of the overweight, 20% of the obese, and 37% of the severely obese women. First-cycle reduction was associated with being overweight, obese , severely obese, an age of more than 60 years, and patients with a serious co morbid condition. This finding was related to the fact that physicians may deliberately reduce dosage levels for obese women because of fears of inducing any toxic effects. Dosage of the anti cancer agents are usually calculated based on the body weight.

The authors concluded that by removing deliberate dose reductions treatment with adjuvant chemotherapy would assume importance in the care of overweight and obese women with breast cancer.

Description Overweight and obese women with breast cancer often receive intentionally reduced doses of adjuvant chemotherapy according to the retrospective study.

Related medicine news :

1. Obese women likey for Cesarean
2. Death Risk Higher in Obese Women with Colon Cancer
3. Prostate Cancer in Obese Men
4. Obese Kids Also Prone To Heart Attacks
5. Being Obese Increases Ones Risk Of A wrong Diagnosis During Medical Imaging
6. Being Obese Could Lead To Kidney Stone Formation
7. Obese people can be hypertensive as well
8. Obese children may have abnormalities of lipoproteins
9. Obese Adults Undergo Less Medical Tests And More Vulnerable To Diseases
10. Obese Employees Increase Costs For Employers
11. Plump Infants Getting Obese Later In Life In More Cases
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/26/2015)... NE (PRWEB) , ... November 26, 2015 , ... Jobs ... searched by healthcare professionals and offered by healthcare staffing agency Aureus Medical Group ... during the month of October 2015 among those searching for healthcare jobs through the ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... second medical opinion process, participated in the 61st annual Employee Benefits Conference. The ... and took place Sunday, November 8th through Wednesday, November 11th, 2015. The conference ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 26, ... ... online platform for mental health and wellness consultation, has collaborated with Women’s ... holistically address their reader’s queries on topics on mental and emotional well-being ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... more aggressive than those found on mammography, according to a study published online ... additional cancers not seen on mammography may necessitate a change in treatment. , ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... The ... perfect dish and pleasing the palates of attendees is of the utmost importance. ... to a seasonal get-together, give these recipes a try this holiday season. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/27/2015)... DUBLIN , Nov. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... announced the addition of the "2016 ... by Test, Country Volume and Sales Segment ... Emerging Opportunities" report to their offering. ... the addition of the "2016 Global ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , Nederland, November 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... --> Een nieuwe aanpak combineert immunotherapie ... gevorderde kanker. ) ... -->      (Photo: ... het Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC) ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 26, 2015 ... the "2016 Future Horizons and Growth ... Testing Market: Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, ... their offering. --> ) ... "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: