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Alcohol increases risk of cancer

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While alcohol may increase your risk of developing certain types of cancer, I do not believe that alcohol itself directly causes cancer.
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Yes, alcohol can cause some types of cancers. Liver cancer can be caused by cirrhosis of the liver; many times the result of a lifetime of heavy drinking. Alcohol can also cause oral and esophagus cancer as well. Medical researchers will likely discover more links between heavy drinking and other forms of cancer.
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While recent research shows how an increase in cancer risk goes up with any level of alcohol consumption, researchers do not yet know exactly what about the alcohol does this. I think further research needs to be conducted before determining that alcohol indeed causes cancer.
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Epidemiologic evidence supports a causal association of alcohol consumption and cancers of the oropharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum, and female breast, says Jennie Connor, MB, ChB, MPH, from the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, in Dunegin, New Zealand.
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