University of Wisconsin–Madison

Archive: Dr. Lee Wilke discusses the correlation between breast cancer and obesity

Lee G Wilke, MD, Associate Professor and Director of the UW Health Breast Center was recently featured on Madison’s Fox 47 news discussing breast cancer and obesity.

“Obesity increases the risk of estrogen-dependent cancers,” Dr. Wilke said. “Fat cells can make hormones. There’s also an imbalance between insulin and sugar in your body when you’re obese.”

Click here to watch the news segment and hear more from Dr. Wilke.