How Drinking Alcohol Can Increase Your Risk for Cancer
By Sarah Ford on April 14, 2015
Source: Prevent Cancer Foundation
Too many harmful accidents and premature deaths are related to alcohol use every year. Cancers caused by excessive drinking are responsible for 200,000 deaths in the United States every year. April is Alcohol Awareness Month and a perfect time to discuss why consuming high levels of alcohol can put you at risk for several types of cancer. Drinking alcohol to excess has several long-term effects including damage to the brain, heart and liver. You can reduce your risk for liver, breast and colorectal cancers simply by limiting your alcohol consumption.