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Understanding Cancer Series

  • Posted: 04/07/2006
  • Reviewed: 11/04/2010

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Alcohol

Alcohol is another risk factor. Heavy drinkers have an increased risk of cancers of the mouth, throat, liver, voice box, and esophagus. There is also some evidence for an increased risk of breast cancer. Drinkers who also smoke may have an even higher risk of some oral and throat cancers. Drink in moderation, if at all: no more than one or two drinks per day.

Alcohol