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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Cite this: Elwyn C. Cabebe. Fast Five Quiz: Alcohol and Cancer - Medscape - Feb 23, 2022.