Obesity is associated with increased overall mortality, and with cancer-specific mortality world-wide. Those with obesity face a 14% reduced overall survival rate, and a 17% reduced cancer-specific survival rate, compared to those without obesity. This population also has a 13% higher chance of cancer recurrence, compared to those without obesity. Obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30. While the overall survival rates were reduced for those with obesity, the survival rate for this population was actually higher in the specific cancers of lung cancer, renal cell carcinoma, or melanoma. Those with lung . . .