Fast Five Quiz: Alcohol and Cancer

Elwyn C. Cabebe, MD


February 23, 2022

Worldwide, alcohol consumption was most strongly linked to cancers of the oral cavity, colon, rectum, liver, and breast. In the United States, a study found that alcohol accounted for an estimated 12.1% of female breast cancers, 11.1% of colorectal, 10.5% of liver, and 7.7% of esophageal cancers. Investigations into leukemia, kidney cancer, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma have not indicated a consensus for increased risk.

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