Some sobering facts about alcohol and cancer risk
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.