While the association between alcohol consumption and breast cancer is not as strong with other risk factorsthere is a definite link. In fact, the more alcohol you drink, the greater your risk of developing the disease—and having a more aggressive type of breast cancer. There are not many effective methods of reducing your breast cancer risk, and cutting back on alcohol is one of the important ways to decrease your chances of developing the disease, especially if you are at high risk for breast cancer.
Multiple news outlets are running stories today about the role of alcohol in promoting breast cancer risk. ABC: Consuming just 1 alcoholic drink a day increases breast cancer risk, report finds. Washington Post: Just one alcoholic drink a day increases risk of breast cancer, study says.
Alcohol is produced by the fermentation of sugars and starches by yeast. Alcohol is also found in some medicines, mouthwashes, and household products including vanilla extract and other flavorings. This fact sheet focuses on cancer risks associated with the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
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Drinking alcohol raises the risk of some cancers. Drinking any kind of alcohol can contribute to cancers of the mouth and throat, larynx voice boxesophagus, colon and rectum, liver, and breast in women. The less alcohol you drink, the lower the risk of cancer.
I have a history of breast cancer. I've heard it's OK to drink up to one glass of wine per day. Recently, I read that women concerned about breast cancer should have no more than two drinks per week.
Middle aged women in Australia aren't getting the message about the proven link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer, at a time when more are drinking while cancer rates in their age bracket are increasing, according to a new study. More women aged between 45 and 64 years aren't aware of the potential risks, and indicate negative impacts on their weight, relationships or lifestyle would more likely result in a reduction in drinking, rather then warnings about an increased risk of cancer. But Dr Miller say the findings in her study suggest targeted messages which address short terms risk caused by alcohol will have the greatest impact on reducing current consumption levels. Raising awareness of alcohol-related cancer risk, despite the importance of this, will not be sufficient to counter patterns of consumption.
T wo years ago I was diagnosed with a breast cancer that I believe was alcohol-related it was a lobular tumour, the less common kind that many people link to alcohol. But here I am today, sitting in a restaurant about to have lunch with a friend — and a glass or two of wine is definitely on the horizon. So why on earth do I still drink, when that nightmare has already visited me once?
The relationship between alcohol and breast cancer is clear: drinking alcoholic beveragesincluding wine, beer, or liquor, is a risk factor for breast canceras well as some other forms of cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer has declared that there is sufficient scientific evidence to classify alcoholic beverages a Group 1 carcinogen that causes breast cancer in women. Heavy drinkers are also more likely to die from breast cancer than non-drinkers and light drinkers.