Obesity and Breast Cancer Risk with Julie Blehm MD
Julie Blehm, M.D., a breast health specialist at Sanford Health, talks about how obesity affects breast cancer risk. There is an association between obesity and an increased risk of breast cancer. This association is more prominent after menopause, when a woman’s primary source of estrogen is fat cells. Some researchers believe that the increased estrogen from fat cells due to obesity may contribute to an overall increased risk for breast cancer.