Breakthroughs Blog

City of Hope has so many breakthroughs in cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS - and so many stories - that we've tailored our blog, Breakthroughs, to provide something for every reader. Whether the breakthroughs are about medical research, treatment advances or personal triumphs, they're all connected.

Obesity and breast cancer risk
Obesity & Cancer Risk: What’s the Connection?

August 30, 2017 | City of Hope

Some risk factors for cancer are out of your control. You can’t change your genetic history, for example. But many factors that increase the risk of developing cancer are within your control.

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patient on weight scale
Americans woefully underestimate cancer risk from obesity, survey says

January 7, 2013 | Shawn Le

Many Americans understand that obesity is tied to heart disease and diabetes, but too few – only 7 percent – know that obesity increases the risk of cancer, according to a new survey. Obesity increases cancer risk, but too few Americans are aware of that fact.

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