Recently, I went to a brunch where the guest speaker was Dr. Therese Mulvey: A medical oncologist and director of the Breast Center at the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center. She was a lively and entertaining speaker, and it was an extremely informative talk. There were many charts and graphs illustrating the risk factors and the benefits of early detection and mammograms. One statistic, however, stood out from all the others.
THE FACT THAT BEING OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE WAS THE GREATEST RISK FACTOR FOR GETTING BREAST CANCER.