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Journal of Clinical and Investigative Surgery
ISSN: 2559-5555

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

Irina Balescu1, Nicolae Bacalbasa2

1Ponderas Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Bucharest, Romania
2Carol Davila University, Department of General Surgery, Bucharest, Romania


J Clin Invest Surg. 2017; 2(1): 8-13. DOI: 10.25083/2559.5555.21.813
Running title: Protective role of bariatric surgery against breast cancer
Keywords: breast cancer, bariatric surgery, obesity, protective role


Abstract

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.

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