Quiz: The Alcohol-Cancer Connection

Laura A. Stokowski, RN, MS


November 23, 2015

In 2010, the IARC reaffirmed its opinion that cancers of the upper digestive tract (oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, and esophagus) and liver are causally related to the consumption of alcoholic beverages. In addition, the evidence was considered sufficient to add colorectal cancer and cancer of the female breast to that list.[3] For cancer of the kidney, there is evidence of absence of risk with increasing alcohol consumption in both men and women.


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