Even light drinking may raise cancer risk, doctors warn

The New York Times

The New York Times

Oncologists in particular are in a unique position to identify strategies that can aid patients in reducing alcohol consumption, addressing disparities that may place certain populations at increased risk, and serving as advisors to the community to raise awareness that alcoholic behavior has links to the disease.

Those that are heavy drinkers face far higher risks of throat and mouth cancer, voice box cancer, liver cancer and to some extent, the colorectal cancers, cautioned the group.

"We chose to push this out because.we were looking over our portfolio of various statements on primary prevention of cancer and we realized that we did not have a statement on alcohol", Noelle LoConte, a representative of ASCO, told International Business Times Tuesday.

For its research, ASCO reviewed earlier studied and made the conclusion that 5.5% of all of the new cancers as well as 5.8% of cancer deaths around the world could be attributed to alcohol.

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Maybe you should skip that glass of wine tonight, because even light drinking increases your risk of cancer, warns a new statement from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

Experts also found that drinking alcohol can have an adverse effect on treatment and outcomes for patients with cancer. The link between increased alcohol consumption and cancer has been firmly established. "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".

Therefore, it is imperative to reduce alcohol consumption to avoid serious repercussions in the longer run. Ashton adds that if you pour more than these standard serving sizes, it counts for more than one drink. It may also be associated with liver cancer, according to Ashton.

A recent survey finds that 70% of Americans are unaware of how alcohol is linked to potential cancer.

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It's not every day that a group of the nation's top cancer doctors asks people to curb their drinking. Also saying, "It's different than tobacco where we say, 'Never smoke". In some cases, alcohol can convert into a carcinogen that prevents cells from repairing DNA damage.

"That puts some weight behind this", she said.

If people exercise, eat well and don't drink excessively, they shouldn't worry too much, said LoConte, who said she has about two drinks a month.

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