Different Cancers Related To Drinking Alcohol
☐ 1. Mouth and Throat - Moderate drinkers have 1.8-fold higher risks of oral cavity (excluding the lips) and pharynx (throat) cancers; and heavy drinkers have 5-fold higher risks of oral cavity and pharynx cancers.
☐ 2. Voice box - 1.4-fold higher risks of larynx (voice box) cancers than non-drinkers, and heavy drinkers have 2.6-fold higher risks of larynx cancers.
☐ 3. Esophagus - Light drinking including even one alcoholic drink a day is associated with increased risks of esophageal, gastric and colorectal cancer.
☐ 4. Colon and rectum - Several studies have shown the risk of developing colon cancer increases with each glass of alcohol you drink. Even one standard drink per day (10 grams of alcohol) can increase your risk.
☐ 5. Liver - Long-term alcohol use has been linked to an increased risk of liver cancer. Regular, heavy alcohol use can damage the liver, leading to inflammation and scarring, which might be why it raises the risk of liver cancer.
☐ 6. Stomach - Stomach cancer risk is higher in people who drink 3 or more units of alcohol each day, compared with people who don't drink or only drink occasionally.
☐ 7. Breast (in women) - When alcohol is matabolized in the body it produces estragen-like compounds, and exposure to estrogen is one of the things that can lead to breast cancer.
Excessive alcohol use has immediate effects that increase the risk of many harmful health conditions. These are most often the result of binge drinking and include the following:
☐ 1. Injuries, such as motor vehicle crashes, falls, drownings, and burns.
☐ 2. Violence, including homicide, suicide, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence.
☐ 3. Alcohol poisoning, a medical emergency that results from high blood alcohol levels.
☐ 4. Risky sexual behaviors, including unprotected sex or sex with multiple partners. These behaviors can result in unintended pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.
☐ 5. Miscarriage and stillbirth or fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) among pregnant women.
Over time, excessive alcohol use can lead to the development of chronic diseases and other serious problems including:
☐ 1. High blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, liver disease, and digestive problems.
☐ 2. Cancer of the breast, mouth, throat, esophagus, voice box, liver, colon, and rectum.
☐ 3. Weakening of the immune system, increasing the chances of getting sick.
☐ 4. Learning and memory problems, including dementia and poor school performance.
☐ 5. Mental health problems, including depression and anxiety.
☐ 6. Social problems, including family problems, job-related problems, and unemployment.
☐ 7. Alcohol use disorders, or alcohol dependence.