Breast Cancer Patients With Low Muscle Mass May Have Worse Survival, Study Suggests.

MedPage Today (4/5, Ingram) reports that a study found that “a 5-minute analysis of CT scans could identify nonmetastatic breast cancer patients with sarcopenia – or low muscle mass – and an increased risk of death.” In the study, “stage II/III breast cancer patients with sarcopenia, who comprised one-third of those studied, were found to have higher mortality compared with the other two-thirds of patients.” The findings were published in JAMA Oncology.

Medscape (4/5, Harrison, Subscription Publication) also covers the story.

Author: Nicole Hardy

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