Bariatric surgery linked to higher colorectal cancer risk

Bariatric surgery doubles a patient’s risk for colorectal cancer, UK researchers reported in the British Journal of Surgery. Researchers studied a cohort of 8,794 patients who underwent gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy or gastric banding. However, bariatric surgery was also associated with a five-fold decrease in the risk of hormone-related cancers (breast, endometrium, and prostate).  The

Bariatric surgery reduces risk for certain cancers

Bariatric surgery appears to reduce the risk for colon, breast, endometrial, pancreatic and other cancers, according to a review of medical data from 22,198 bariatric surgery patients. Overall, bariatric surgery was associated with a 40% risk reduction for 13 obesity-related cancers and a 23% reduction in risk for other cancers. See the article on Healio