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Alcohol and Cancer: Does Alcohol Cause Cancer

So can alcohol cause cancer? EVEN a daily tipple is dangerous and can cause cancer, warns one of the country’s leading health agencies.

The Cancer Council is advising Australians that alcoholic drinks are carcinogenic to humans, with no safe drinking levels.

Cancer Council Australia Professor Ian Olver said Australians needed to be aware that alcohol was as bad for their health as asbestos and tobacco.

Alcohol Causes Cancer

Research shows one in five breast cancer cases in Australia are linked to drinking.

There is evidence it can cause cancer of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus and bowel cancer .

It also increases obesity, which is linked to a range of deadly cancers.

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