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Are obese people with cancer getting chemotherapy doses too small for them?

from CBS

Obese people are less likely to survive cancer, and one reason may be a surprising inequality may be how the overweight are treated — or in this case, under-treated. Experts say doctors often short obese patients on chemotherapy by not basing the dose on size, as they should. That's because oncologists often measure their doses on ideal weight measurements, or they simply cap the dose out of fear for how much chemotherapy an obese patient can bear. Yet research shows that bigger people handle chemo better than smaller people do. more


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