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Developing cancer disease

Developing cancer disease from alcohol abuse can be stopped by addressing high rate of alcohol consumption.

Developing cancer disease from alcohol abuse: Types of cancer

Based on extensive reviews of research studies, there is a strong scientific consensus of an association between alcohol drinking and several types of cancer. In its Report on Carcinogens, the National Toxicology Program of the US Department of Health and Human Services lists consumption of alcoholic beverages as a known human carcinogen. The research evidence indicates that the more alcohol a person drinks particularly the more alcohol a person drinks regularly over time, the higher his or her risk of developing an alcohol-associated cancer. It will shock you to know that the effects are very fatal when accounting for deaths resulting from the consumption of alcohol. From the available statistics, it was estimated that in 2009 about 3.5% of cancer deaths in the United State, were alcohol related. That percentage represents about 19500 people dying from this scourge. Experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury while studying the formation of different types of cancer, established that there is an emerging pattern between alcohol consumption and the developing cancer including the following types:

Developing cancer disease from alcohol abuse: Head and neck cancer

Alcohol consumption is a major risk factor for certain head and neck cancers, particularly cancers of the oral cavity (excluding the lips), pharynx (throat), and larynx (voice box). People who consume 50 or more grams of alcohol per day (approximately 3.5 or more drinks per day) have at least two to three times’ greater risk of developing these cancers than nondrinkers. The matter is even more complicated where the patient is also smoking thereby increasing the risk even much higher.

Esophageal cancer

The consumption of alcohol poses a major risk factor for a particular type of esophageal cancer commonly known as esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Besides that, individuals who inherit a deficiency in an enzyme that metabolizes alcohol also have significantly increased risks of alcohol-related esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

Liver cancer

Alcohol consumption is an independent risk factor for, and a primary cause of, liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma). (Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus are the other major causes of liver cancer.)

Developing cancer disease from alcohol abuse: Breast cancer

Ideally no study about types of cancer can be done without torching on the breast cancer which is one of the most discussed types of cancer globally. In our case study following more than 100 epidemiological studies whose objective was to find any link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer, it was established in most of these studies that breast cancer is closely linked to alcohol intake. A meta-analysis of more than half of these studies revealed that women who drunk more than 45 grams of alcohol daily (3 drinks) had 1.5 times the risk of developing breast cancer compared to nondrinkers. The risk of breast cancer was however higher across all levels of alcohol intake. That is to say for every 10 grams of alcohol consumed daily (slightly less than one drink), researchers observed a small (7 percent) increase in the risk of breast cancer.

This confirms that alcohol abuse is a serious threat to life as it introduces cancer into your life. You can have this prevented or corrected by seeking for immediate help from the experts at of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center by scheduling for an appointment today and doctor Akoury will professionally and personally handle your condition.

Developing cancer disease from alcohol abuse: Types of cancer

 

 

 

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