Study: Overweight women less likely to spot cancer

February 1, 2011 1:28:52 PM PST
A new study indicates that obese women are less likely to get screened for breast cancer.

According to research in the Journal of Women's Health, many women say mammograms are too painful, and insurance has nothing to do with them skipping the tests.

Researchers say there is a higher instance of breast cancer among the obese and a higher death rate from the disease.

One in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.