Obese cancer patients often shorted on chemo doses

In this Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 photo, Tracy Smith looks out of a window at the infusion center at Duke Cancer Center in Durham, N.C. Smith was treated at Duke in 2011 for breast cancer that had spread to more than a dozen lymph nodes. Doctors gave her full chemo doses based on her weight. Three times, high fevers put her in the hospital, and one infusion was cut short because doctors thought it was causing wheezing and possible lung damage. But she resumed and finished the intended treatment and has been cancer-free since then. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)Obese people &#1072r&#1077 less &#406&#1110k&#1077&#406&#1091 t&#959 survive cancer, &#1072n&#1281 one reason m&#1072&#1091 b&#1077 a surprising inequality: Th&#1077 overweight &#1072r&#1077 undertreated.



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