Drinking alcohol increases your risk of several cancers.
A 2012 New Zealand study identified 30 percent of all alcohol-attributable deaths in New Zealand were due to cancer which is more than all other chronic diseases combined.
Cancers causally related to alcohol consumption include two common cancers - breast and bowel, but also included cancer of the mouth, pharynx, oesophagus, larnyx and liver.
One lead author said that breast cancer linked to alcohol use were sobering. 60 percent of all alcohol-attributable cancer deaths in New Zealand women are from breast cancer and 1/3 of those deaths were associated with drinking less than two drinks per day on average. Many alcohol-related breast cancers occur in women who are drinking acceptable levels.
Premature death from alcohol-related cancers resulted in an average of 10.4 years of life lost per person.
There is no level of drinking under which an increased risk of cancer can be avoided.
At Second Nature, we believe in a team approach for addressing your relationship to alcohol. We recommend AA groups, local therapists and psychiatrists who specialize in addiction. We offer specific amino acid therapies, liver support, environmental detoxification, lead poisoning treatment (lead is associated with high alcohol consumption), blood sugar regulation, dietary strategies, I.V. Ozone chelation to address elevated lead, mercury, cadmium and aluminum, special I.V. formulations for liver, gallbladder and pancreas damage and seed therapies to heal the psyche.
Reference: Connor JL, Kydd R, Maclennan B, Shield K, Rehm J. Alcohol-attributable cancer deaths under 80 years of age in New Zealand. Drug and Alcohol Review 2016 DOI: 10.1111/dar.12443