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Some sobering facts about alcohol and cancer risk

Drinking alcohol raises your risk of developing these cancers: mouth, pharyngeal, laryngeal, esophageal, breast, liver and colorectal.
Did you know?
Smoking and drinking together – and the number of drinks you have – increases your risk of developing cancer.

Tobacco and alcohol together are worse for you than either on its own.

Drinking about 3.5 drinks a day doubles or even triples your risk of developing cancer of the mouth, pharynx, larynx and esophagus.

Drinking about 3.5 drinks a day increases your risk of developing colorectal cancer and breast cancer by 1.5 times.

The less alcohol you drink, the more you reduce your risk.


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