Alcohol Ups Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

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.

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2 thoughts on “Alcohol Ups Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

  1. 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?

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