Fast Five Quiz: Alcohol and Cancer

Elwyn C. Cabebe, MD


February 23, 2022

Although risky (20-60 g of alcohol per day) and heavy drinking (> 60 g of alcohol per day) contribute most to alcohol-attributable cancers, moderate drinking (< 20 g of alcohol per day) still contributes to approximately 1 in 7 alcohol-attributable cancer cases worldwide. Drinking no more than 10 g per day accounted for more than 40,000 alcohol-attributable cancer cases worldwide in 2020. Risky drinking contributed to more than 290,000 of the 740,000 new alcohol-attributable cancer cases. Heavy drinking accounted for more than 345,000 cases (47%).

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