Alcohol Linked to Several Types of Cancer — ASCO

09 November, 2017, 00:35 | Author: Wilson Dawson
  • The New York Times

This quote comes from Dr. Noelle LoConte, an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who is the lead author of a statement recently put together by the American Society of Clinical Oncology in the Journal of Clinical Oncology about the ties between alcohol and the risks of cancer.

Moderate drinking - up to one drink a day for women and two for men - carries a 23 percent increased risk of breast cancer and 17 percent increased risk of colon cancer, the group said.

With a newly released position paper, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) hopes to draw attention to the strong links between drinking alcohol and risks for several types of cancer.

Support efforts to eliminate the use of "pinkwashing" to market alcoholic beverages.

In addition, researchers said that in 2012, approximately 5.5 percent of all new cancer occurrences and 5.8 percent of all cancer deaths globally could be attributed to drinking alcohol. "If you don't drink, don't start".

Light drinking increases your risk of head and neck cancers by 13 per cent, while heavy drinking increases risk by over 500 per cent.


Alcohol is directly responsible for 5 to 6 percent of new cancers and cancer deaths worldwide, according to the statement.

"I think the take-home message from the statement is that the really high-risk people are very high drinkers - over a prolonged period of time", LoConte said. "If you drink more, even cutting back, but not quitting, will reduce your risk".

The society also level charges against alcohol companies for "pinkwashing", or "exploiting the color pink or pink ribbons to show commitment to finding a cure for breast cancer given the evidence that alcohol consumption is linked to an increase risk of breast cancer".

Ashton said that moderate alcohol consumption is defined as up to an average of one drink a day for women (or seven drinks per week) and two drinks a day for men (or 14 drinks a week).

All forms of alcohol, whether beer, wine, champagne or shots, cause the same cancer risk.

"The most recent data that I have seen estimated that this was 18,200-21,300 alcohol-related deaths in the USA in 2009", co-author Noelle LoConte, a professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health was quoted while talking about the same. "It is really the heavy drinkers over a long period of time that we need to worry about", she said.

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