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Obesity makes cancer harder to treat – researchers
ABC News

As the number of obese children continues to rise, there’s concern the number of childhood cancer cases will rise as well. Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are hoping finding the link between the two could be the answer to finding new treatments. Saloman Chavez, 16, was a typical teenager until he was told he had acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Chavez became one of nearly 13,000 American children diagnosed with cancer each year. It’s a number that’s expected to rise as the incidence in childhood obesity does the same.