Biosingularity

Alcohol Ups Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Posted on: December 11, 2009

If youve been diagnosed with breast cancer, you may want to cut down on alcoholic beverages.Thats the suggestion of researchers who found that cancer is 34% more likely to come back in breast cancer survivors who drink more than three drinks a week, compared with those who abstain or drink less.Drinking more than three drinks a week also raised the risk of dying from breast cancer by 51%, says Marilyn L. Kwan, PhD, a staff scientist at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, Calif.

via Alcohol Ups Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence.

About these ads

2 Responses to "Alcohol Ups Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence"

Doctors suggest that alcohol may increase the risk for breast cancer recurrence by increasing estrogen production, which in turn can drive tumor growth.

wow. As if BC doesn’t change your life enough, I thought just cutting back to a few drinks a week was safe. Is Marilyn Kwan one of the authors of the study? Which study had the 51% risk data?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 937 other followers

Follow me on Twitter

Medical Professional Database Award

 Doctor

Visitors Now

who's online

Blog Stats

  • 1,410,134 hits

Categories

Top Rated

Flickr Photos

Abandoned in Chicago

Radio Shack, 120 degree panorama

When the Lights Go Up in the City

DSC_3094.jpg

Memories of Autumn ---  Acrylics --- View Large Folks

Darley Mist 2

Stroll Along The Thames

Inde du nord 2014: portrait

jump

Un po' di noi a Verona

More Photos

Maps

Networked blogs

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 937 other followers

%d bloggers like this: