Experts Warn, ‘Even Ordinary Alcoholic Beverages May Increase Risk of Certain Cancers’

According to the new research conducted by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), many of the leading cancer doctors over the nation are driving attention to the associations between cancer and alcohol. The study says, consuming even moderate amount of alcohol or alcoholic beverages may lead to high the risk of certain cancers.

The research statement is published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology on Tuesday. the evidences are adduced by experts to explain that even ordinary drinking may slightly raise a frequent sort of esophageal cancer and breast cancers sin women.

Since, heavy consumers of alcohol meet much higher risk throat and mouth cancer, liver cancer, cancer of the voice box and to the lower scale, colorectal cancers.

President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Dr. Bruce Johnson said in a statement that, “People typically don’t associate drinking beer, wine, and hard liquor with increasing their risk of developing cancer their lifetimes. The link between increased alcohol consumption and cancer has been firmly established. This knowledge empowers doctors “to help their patients reduce their risk of cancer.”

The vice president of epidemiology, Susan Gapstur from the American Cancer Society said that, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a part of World Health Organization has classified the alcohol consumptions in 1987 as carcinogenic for humans, tying intake of alcoholic beverages to cancers of throat, mouth, liver, esophagus and voice box.

The team of researchers also reported that, around 5.5 per cent from all new cases of cancers and 5.8 per cent of total cancer deaths in 2012, could be globally attributed as drinking alcohol.

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