Can you get esophageal cancer by consuming alcohol?

Yes. Alcohol is a risk factor for squamous cell carcinoma (scc) of the esophagus. In fact smoking and alcohol combined increases the risk of scc of the esophagus 44 times.
Yes. There are many risk factors for esophageal cancer including drinking alcoholic beverages. The following link is more comprehensive: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/esophageal-cancer/risk-factors.
Yes. Yes, and especially if you smoke. Alcohol is a known risk factor for several gastrointestinal cancers, including the esophagus. In those who both smoke and drink, the risks are vastly higher than in non-smokers, non-drinkers.

Related Questions

21 years old. Everyday alcohol, ciggerete abuse for nearly 7 years. Severe acid reflux for 2 years. Could I have already developed esophageal cancer?

Need for evaluation. It is unlikely that you have esophageal cancer, but you may have ulcerations in your esophagus. Have you quit alcohol and tobacco? How much do you weigh? if you are overweight, that would make reflux worse, It would be prudent for you to consult a GI doctor for esophagitis and advice about nutrition. Read more...

A 21 year old with a history of alcohol and smoking abuse. What are the chances of developing esophageal cancer at this age?

Not yet. Chances are slim for this age group. Later in life chances of this cancer and many other cancers starts to escalate. There is never a better time to quit than now! Read more...