You probably know that excessive consumption of alcohol is not good for the health. However, what you may not know is that some deadly types of cancer are directly linked to alcohol.
- Liver Cancer: Drinking does damage to your liver, there was never much doubt about that. And we already knew that booze can have a potent carcinogenic effect on the liver. This study simply adds another log to the proverbial bonfire, as far as evidence goes. If you care about your liver, it would serve you well to moderate your drinking habits.
- Colon Cancer: Colon health isn’t something you hear much about, especially compared to all the campaigns focusing on chest or prostate health awareness. But aside from cancers of the lung, colon cancer is the second-most-deadly form you can be diagnosed with. For that reason, you’ll want to take the risks very seriously.
- chest Cancer: If you’ve been on Earth for any amount of time over the past decade or so, you’ve seen all of the work being done to raise awareness about chest cancer, and the risks and dangers associated with it. Well, it turns out that drinking and alcohol consumption are one of those risks.
- Rectal Cancer: Cancers of the rectum are closely associated with and are sometimes synonymous to those of the bowel and the colon. But they’re not exactly the same, and there are some differences in the treatment courses for each. If you’d rather not deal with either, staying away from booze should be added to your list.
- Laryngeal Cancer: When you drink, you’re putting your larynx in harm’s way — almost directly. Your larynx is what many people may commonly call a voice box. It’s the structure in your throat that holds your vocal cords and passages to your lungs. Needless to say, it’s pretty important, and if you want to avoid a diagnosis, steer clear of alcohol.
- Oesophageal Cancer: As far as your neck and throat goes, the larynx isn’t the only biological structure in danger from your drinking habits. The esophagus, or the tube that connects your mouth to your stomach, is also at risk. As booze passes from bottle to belly, it seems there’s some real damage being done.
- Oropharyngeal Cancer: Last but not least, the oropharynx is another part of the throat and digestive system that’s put at serious risk by drinking alcohol. The base of your tongue, your tonsils, and other parts of your throat are all a part of the oropharynx. If you can’t imagine life without those, then cutting out alcohol would be a wise choice — at least according to the available research.