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.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.
This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1Mainpro+ Credit(s).
Chandi Chandrasena (MD, CCFP, FCFP)
Priya Manjoo (MBBS, FRCP(C))
Shahebina Walji (MD, CCFP)
Sonja Wicklum (MD, CCFP, FCFP)
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Improve their approach to management and communication with people with obesity.
- Review the association between obesity and cancer.
- Recognize the impact of obesity on cancer management and outcomes.