Obesity has become a global epidemic, with rates increasing dramatically in the last few decades. Despite the attention obesity has been gaining in the past years, the link between obesity and cancer remains under-recognized.
Researchers believe that obesity will soon overtake tobacco as the leading preventable cause of cancer, and new evidence is still emerging. Despite this, there remains hesitancy among clinicians to intervene when it comes to weight management, and even more so when a patient has been diagnosed with cancer.
This program explores the association of obesity and cancer risk, morbidity and mortality and supports clinicians in actively approaching patients with obesity and presenting information on this link to their patients.
Program available online until: June 24, 2020
This self-learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1.00 Mainpro+ Credit(s).