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Drinking A Lot Has Been Linked to Cancer, Doctors Warn

Drinking A Lot Has Been Linked to Cancer, Doctors Warn

The group is also calling on policymakers to place restrictions on alcohol consumption, from increasing taxes to targeting ads for alcohol, such as the ban New York City has placed for advertising alcohol on buses and trains. However, less than one in three (30%) thought of alcohol consumption as a risk factor, when, in fact it can increase the risk of several leading cancers including those of the head and neck, breast, colon, esophagus, and liver.

However, ASCO is not asking people to forgo drinking completely; they are only suggesting a controlled consumption of alcohol.

Nearly 6 percent of cancer deaths can be attributed to alcohol use.

"In general, for men the recommendation is to have no more than two alcoholic drinks per day to keep your cancer risk as low as possible". That report analyzed 119 studies, including data on 12 million women and over a quarter of a million breast cancer cases, and concluded there was strong evidence that alcohol consumption increases the risk of both pre- and postmenopausal cancer, and that drinking a small glass of wine or beer every day - about 10 grams of alcohol - increases premenopausal breast cancer risk by 5 percent and postmenopausal risk by 9 percent.

Their findings show just 38 per cent of people are limiting their alcohol intake to reduce their risk of cancer.

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Dr. Clifford A. Hudis, the chief executive of ASCO, said, "The more you drink, the higher the risk". Heavy drinkers face roughly five times the risk of mouth and throat cancers and squamous cell esophageal cancers than nondrinkers, almost three times the risk of cancers of the voice box or larynx, double the risk of liver cancer, as well as increased risks for female breast cancer and colorectal cancer.

Johnson says the survey has helped to establish what Americans know and believe about cancer and therefore where efforts need to be focused in order to conquer cancer: "It is clear there are many important gaps we need to address - from educating the public about cancer prevention, to confronting high treatment costs, to investing in cancer research that is vital to improving patients' outcomes in the future". Several types of cancer show a direct correlation to alcohol consumption, and for something so seemingly innocent and socially acceptable, drinking alcohol can be hazardous. And if you don't drink, don't start. Alcohol raises cancer risks.

Dr. Noelle Loconte is an associate professor of medicine at UW and the lead author of the report published Thursday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

"It's the first time we've put our support behind these various policy strategies as a way to reduce alcohol use, to reduce the amount of cancer", she said.


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