Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention: A Potential Role in Cancer Prevention for Young Adults

@inproceedings{McKnightEily2017AlcoholSA,
  title={Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention: A Potential Role in Cancer Prevention for Young Adults},
  author={Lela R. McKnight-Eily and S Jane Henley and Patricia P. Green and Erika C. Odom and Daniel W. Hungerford},
  booktitle={American journal of preventive medicine},
  year={2017}
}
Excessive or risky alcohol use is a preventable cause of significant morbidity and mortality in the U.S. and worldwide. Alcohol use is a common preventable cancer risk factor among young adults; it is associated with increased risk of developing at least six types of cancer. Alcohol consumed during early adulthood may pose a higher risk of female breast cancer than alcohol consumed later in life. Reducing alcohol use may help prevent cancer. Alcohol misuse screening and brief counseling or… CONTINUE READING
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