Potential protective role of bariatric surgery against breast cancer in postmenopausal women

Journal of Clinical and Investigative Surgery. 2017;2(1):8-13 DOI 10.25083/2559.5555.21.813

 

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Journal Title: Journal of Clinical and Investigative Surgery

ISSN: 2559-5555 (Online)

Publisher: Digital ProScholar Media

Society/Institution: Digital ProScolar media

LCC Subject Category: Medicine

Country of publisher: Romania

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Irina Balescu (Ponderas Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Bucharest, Romania)
Nicolae Bacalbasa (Carol Davila University, Department of General Surgery, Bucharest, Romania)

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Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 12 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Obesity is a major public health problem worldwide especially due to the metabolic disorders which seem to be induced by an excessive amount of adipose tissue. Therefore attention was focused on evaluating the role of bariatric surgery in order to offer a better control of the comorbidities such as diabetes mellitus, arterial hypertension or dyslipidemia which are widely accepted as causes of increased morbidity and mortality among obese patients. Once these benefits have been widely demonstrated, attention was focused on studying the potential protective role of bariatric surgery against development of various malignancies such a breast, endometrial, pancreatic or even colorectal cancer. This is a literature review regarding the potential protective role of bariatric surgery against breast cancer among obese women worldwide.