(VIDEO) Obesity in Cancer
Hello, this is Dr. Saniea Majid, I’m a bariatric surgeon as well as obesity medicine board certified specialist my passion is the management and treatment of obesity. I do believe that obesity is a disease that deserves attention and like any other disease should be managed by specialists to get the best results.
I wanted to take this opportunity to educate and make people aware of the way obesity can affect us in so many aspects of our lives. One is obesity and cancer. A lot of us are not aware that in the same way smoking has been linked to lunch cancer, or alcohol has been linked to liver cancer, obesity is now linked to not just one but a lot of different cancers. Some of the common ones are breast cancer, esophageal cancer, endometrial cancer and pancreatic cancer. Every year hundreds of thousands of people are going to be diagnosed with cancer related to their obesity. I think that we need to take obesity more seriously, it’s not just about the size of your clothes, it’s something bigger and deeper than that.
Dr. Saniea F. Majid, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is our founder, director, and award-winning surgeon with more than 10 years of experience treating patients. She is the President of the New Jersey state chapter of ASMBS, a member of the Board of Directors at New Jersey Doctor-Patient Alliance, and Chair of the Post Operative Weight Recurrence Task Force (POWER). Dr. Majid has devoted her life to helping people like you lose weight and transform their lives and not only started and directed the Metabolic and Bariatric Center at Saint Michaels Medical Center but also achieved the National Center of Excellence. Dr. Majid is one of only three bariatric doctors and surgeons featured in the 2023 Healthy Living magazine published by NJ Top Docs. She is also a regular guest speaker for the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) where she trains bariatric surgeons on the latest methods and techniques.