Is alcohol consumption linked to cancer at all?

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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How much time does it take for heavy alcohol consumption to lead to cancer?

Decades. but it depends on the kind of cancer, and whether other co-promoters or enhancers (like tobacco, or hepatitis C) are present. The most common alcohol-associated cancers are head and neck cancer, where alcohol doubles or triples risk, smoking increases it eight fold, but the combination increases it 150 times that of non-smokers, non-drinkers; and liver cancer, where hep C contributes as well. Read more...

My friend has been diagnose with ovary cancer, does alcohol consumption making her situation much more worse?

How much alcohol? safe drinking limits in women are NO MORE than 1 standard drink/day, 7 per week and never more than 3 on one occasion. It seems you are drinking more than this, and if your friend is as well, it may complicate her treatment for her cancer. Alcohol actually can potentially increase the risks of many cancers, impair healing and damage the immune system. She needs to cut down&discuss with her doctor. Read more...

What level of alcohol consumption can cause oral cancer?

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. Read more...
Oral cancer. Many things can do so if you are predisposed or have history of cancer, and your immune system is severely compromised. Read more...
Combination. Please forgive the irreverence that others may have shown. In the absence of tobacco use, oral cancer is an uncommon result simply of intemperate drinking; drinker-smokers are the ones at great aocrisk. There are many reasons for keeping your alcohol use under tight control -- the safety of others, avoiding personality deterioration, and remembering the really fun times. Thanks for asking. Cheers. Read more...

Can daily cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption increase the liklihood of getting cancer when there is no family history of cancer?

Yes, of course. Any smoking increases the likelihood of cancer. Smoking means purposely breathing in toxic chemicals, over and over... and that's a bad thing. Unfortunately, smoking is extremely addictive and is a good money-maker for the companies that grow, manufacture, ship, and sell tobacco products. Read more...

Is there any link between acute-chronic prostititis pain and perineum/scrotal pain, constipation and mild alcohol consumption? Will alcohol worsen it?

There is a link. Perineal pain in men is often caused by prostatitis, due to the closeness of the prostate to the pelvic floor. We call that feeling tenesmus, a feeling like you have to strain to move bowels, though no stool is present. Add a fiber supplement like psyllium and drink more water. While alcohol won't make it worse, it will conteract the fiber which needs water to work. Drink more water. Read more...