Alcohol and cancer: a position statement from Cancer Council Australia.

  title={Alcohol and cancer: a position statement from Cancer Council Australia.},
  author={Margaret H Winstanley and Iain S. Pratt and Kathryn Chapman and Hayley J. Griffin and Emma Jane Croager and Ian Olver and Craig Sinclair and Terry Slevin},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  volume={194 9},
The Cancer Council Australia (CCA) Alcohol Working Group has prepared a position statement on alcohol use and cancer. The statement has been reviewed by external experts and endorsed by the CCA Board. Alcohol use is a cause of cancer. Any level of alcohol consumption increases the risk of developing an alcohol-related cancer; the level of risk increases in line with the level of consumption. It is estimated that 5070 cases of cancer (or 5% of all cancers) are attributable to long-term chronic… CONTINUE READING