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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is alcohol consumption linked to cancer at all?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: Alcohol, especially in conjunction with smoking, can increase the risk of head and neck cancers (mouth, larynx, pharynx) and esophageal cancer. Alcohol also increases the risk of breast, liver, and colorectal cancer.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Des heavy alcohol consumption cause cancer?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Absolutely: Alcohol consumption is strongly linked with the development of oral cancer, throat cancer, esophageal cancer, and liver cancer.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What level of alcohol consumption can cause oral cancer?

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Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
The Old Statistics: Exposure to 20 alcohol-equivalent-years is associated with oral cancer patients. That means 1 whiskey drink/1 glass wine/6 beers daily for 20 years. Associating factors with a disease & how much contributed to the cancer are not relevant to you. Drink in moderation for its social & health benefits, if you wish & avoid tobacco products. Some oral cancer patients are non-drinkers or light drinkers.

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