Does body mass index affect survival of patients undergoing radical or partial cystectomy for bladder cancer?

@article{Hafron2005DoesBM,
  title={Does body mass index affect survival of patients undergoing radical or partial cystectomy for bladder cancer?},
  author={Jason M. Hafron and Nandita Mitra and Guido Dalbagni and Bernard H. Bochner and Harry W. Herr and Sherri Machele Donat},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2005},
  volume={173 5},
  pages={1513-7}
}
PURPOSE Obesity is estimated to account for up to 20% of all cancer deaths. We evaluated the effect of body mass index (BMI) on survival in patients undergoing radical or partial cystectomy for bladder cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Pathological and medical records on 300 consecutive patients undergoing radical or partial cystectomy for invasive bladder cancer between January 1990 and December 1993 were reviewed. The standard WHO definition of BMI was used, that is normal weight-less than 25… CONTINUE READING
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