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A 33-year-old female asked:

Been reading that drinking even a small amount of alcohol increase breast cancer. mother also had lobular breast cancer at 54. will alcohol further increase my risk? even if not every day?

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Dr. Paul Skudder
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Yes, but how much?: Its clear that women who drink have more breast cancers than those who don't. Why this happens is not clear. Available data is pretty sloppy and you can't say how great the increased risk is. Pattern of drinking (heavy, light, binge, regular, etc), age at which drinking occurs, other risk factors probably all play a role. Bottom line: Alcohol increases risk, not sure how much. Hope this helps.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Poison : Alcohol is a poison and it never did anybody any good, ever. No matter the chatter about moderate consumption being good, there is no objective evidence to support this notion. Stay away from alcohol.

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