I heard recently that they are investigating a link between gastric bypass and cancer. What's this about?
Possible Link Between Gastric Bypass and Cancer?
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Morbid obesity and cancer
Gastric bypass and cancer
There is no connection between gastric bypass and cancer. There is an association between cancer and morbid obesity. There is an increased risk of developing certain cancers if you suffer from morbid obesity. Cancer risks is increased for uterine, esophageal, ovarian, breast,colon, prostate, and cervical cancer. By losing weight with gastric bypass surgery you should decrease your risk of developing these cancers.
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