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Drinking alcohol increases the risk of many cancers. Drinking two or more drinks per day increases the risk of mouth, pharynx,

larynx, oesophageal, liver and breast cancers, especially if the person smokes heavily. Heavy drinking can cause cirrhosis of the liver.

(Canadian Cancer Society- Alcohol)

There is also evidence linking alcohol consumption to colon, rectal and stomach cancer. In all these cancers, 

the risk increases with the amount of alcohol consumed.

Evidence supports alcoholic drinks as probable causes of liver cancer, as well as colorectal cancer in women. 

(Canadian Cancer Society- Alcohol) (Centre for Addiction & Mental Health - Alcohol & Cancer: Best Advice) 

(Canadian Cancer Society)

Additional Resources:

Alcohol (Canadian Cancer Society)

Alcohol & Cancer (Cancer Care Ontario)




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