Drinking Alcohol Can Cause Cancer, Doctors Warn

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Other types of cancer that have convincing links to alcohol consumption include liver, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, colorectum and numerous kinds that spread in the oral cavity, according to research ASCO cited from The International Agency for Research on Cancer.

"The good news is that, just like people wear sunscreen to limit their risk of skin cancer, limiting alcohol intake is one more thing people can do to reduce their overall risk of developing cancer".

Dr. Loconte is the lead author of the report from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

"Although this association has been established for a long time, most oncologists and most laypeople and most cancer patients are not aware of the risk", she says.

While the conclusion is nothing new - research has shown correlations between drinking and cancer formation for years - the statement marks the first time ASCO, a professional organization composed of some of the nation's top cancer doctors, has added its voice to the conversation.

Granted, most people won't want to give it up for good, but a new study suggests we should all think before we drink. "I liken it to melanoma". It's different than tobacco where we say, 'Never smoke.

The statement also highlights strategies that could tackle hardcore drinking and as a result, cancer incidence. These initiatives include patient screening during medical appointments, regulating density of liquor stores and bars in a given area, increasing alcohol taxes and prices, strengthening underage drinking laws, limiting youth exposure to alcohol advertising and more.

They also condemn the alcohol industry for misleading or using labeling to "raise awareness" on cancers, such as using pink labels to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

The statement also discusses another, often disregarded aspect: alcohol's purported health benefits. Further, while many studies have considered some type of alcohol to be beneficial, experts noted that alcohol in all forms raises the risk of cancer. Furthermore, many of these benefits have been debunked by the so-called abstainer bias. This skews the data making the drinkers seem more healthy than they really are - relatively to non-drinkers.

The bottom line is simple. If you're a drinker, it's not necessarily that you have to quit, but moderation is your friend. "We don't have randomized trials, but sometimes when you start looking at the coherence of all the evidence, including the observational epidemiology, the lab studies, the mechanistic studies, you begin to see a picture and get more clarity".

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