Drinking Linked to Cancer

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Drinking Linked to Cancer

Excessively consuming alcohol has many more cons than pros—not to mention, you can add increased risk of cancer to the cons list. Alcohol consumption has been linked to an increased risk for various types of cancer. A combined analysis of more than 200 studies, done by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, assessed the link between alcohol and various types of cancer and sought to investigate this association in more detail. This analysis found that alcohol most strongly increased the risks for cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, and larynx. Statistically significant increases in risk also existed for cancers of the stomach, colon, rectum, liver, female breast, and ovaries. Several mechanisms have been postulated through which alcohol may contribute to an increased risk of cancer. Concurrent tobacco use, which is common among drinkers, enhances alcohol’s effects on the risk for cancers of the upper digestive and respiratory tract.

Alcoholism is something that Americans have been struggling with for many years, but in today’s society where research has confirmed essentially all of the health risks involved with alcoholism, what more information could you possibly need to understand that now is the time to get help with your addiction?

Seabrook believes that the delivery of addiction treatment must be specifically oriented toward the gender, age, sexual orientation, and culture of each patient. Group therapy is provided in a gender-specific setting. Upon admission, every patient has a 2-day orientation with a detoxification counselor and is oriented to the treatment and standards of the 4 – 5 week treatment program. Seabrook today to ensure that you learn how maintain a healthy lifestyle instead of drinking and subsequently decrease your chance of developing cancer.