Obesity and surgical approaches to its treatment in the UK
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Obesity and surgical approaches to its treatment in the UK

Denise Rankin-Box , Harehill Park Ltd, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Overweight and obesity are now known to increase the risk of developing several cancers including breast, colon, oesophageal, endometrial (Bianchini 2002). Once cancer develops, overweight or obese individuals are at increased risk of recurrence and poorer survival (McTiernan 2005). In light of the increasing obesity problem in the UK, this article discusses surgical options available for those that are morbidly obese.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 5, 5,24-30. doi: 10.7748/cnp2006.06.5.5.24.c7592

Conflict of interest

Harehill Park is a company which offers implantable gastric stimulation as part of a weight loss programme

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

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