When it comes to alcohol, the more you drink, the higher your risk of cancer. There is no clear safe limit for alcohol use. It also doesn’t matter what type of alcohol you drink – beer, spirits or wine – alcohol is alcohol. Research shows that drinking any type of alcohol increases your risk of cancer.
Drinking alcohol is a risk factor for developing cancer of the mouth, neck, throat, liver, breast, colon and rectum. Drinking about 3.5 drinks a day can: