Alcohol consumption and rates of cancer screening: Is cancer risk overestimated?

  title={Alcohol consumption and rates of cancer screening: Is cancer risk overestimated?},
  author={Lin Mu and Kenneth J. Mukamal},
  journal={Cancer Causes \& Control},
PurposeAlcohol consumption in moderation has been associated with incident breast and colorectal cancer. Whether these associations may be overestimated by more intensive screening among moderate consumers is unknown. This study examines the associations of alcohol consumption with cancer screening.MethodsIn six iterations (2002–2012) of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, a telephone survey of US adults conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, participants… 

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