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Breast cancer: Hazardous

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December 11, 2009

Source: Press Association

Drinking just a few glasses of wine a week can increase the risk of breast cancer returning, a study has found. Consuming at least three to four alcoholic drinks a week was associated with a 1.3-fold greater chance of disease recurrence.

Among almost 2,000 women studied, the risk was greatest among those who drank two or more glasses of wine a day.

February 25, 2009

Source: Daily Express http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/86393/Tiny-tipple-a-day-raises-cancer-danger-for-women

Women who drink one small glass of wine a day significantly increase their risk of getting cancer, according to a study.

Drinking a small unit of alcohol on a regular basis causes an extra 7,000 cancer cases in British women each year, the researchers said.

Around 5,000 of these cases are related to breast cancer but others are cancers of the rectum, liver, mouth and throat.

Figures from the Million Women Study found that just one small unit of alcohol a day – the equivalent of half a pint of beer, a small glass of wine or a single shot of spirit – increased the risk of getting any type of cancer by 6% by the time women reached age 75.

April 14, 2008

Source: Daily Mail

Just two large glasses of wine a day can raise the risk of breast cancer by more than half, research shows. A study of almost 185,000 women found even moderate drinking significantly increases the risk of the disease.

In the latest study, researchers from the University of Chicago tracked the health and drinking habits of almost 185,000 post-menopausal women for an average of seven years. Analysis showed a clear link between drinking patterns and the development of the most common type of breast cancer – a form that is fuelled by the sex hormones oestrogen and progesterone.

March 22, 2008

Source: Daily Mail

Women who drink a glass of wine a night are much more likely to develop breast cancer, according to a new alarming study by the Department of Health.

The findings show that women who consumed more than the recommended level of 14 units a week were at least 60% likely to suffer breast cancer than those who stayed below the limit.

November 13, 2002

Source: Cancer Research UK

Drinking alcohol increases the risk of breast cancer, a global study has found.

Research hailed as the definitive study on the role alcohol and tobacco play in the development of cancer has found that a unit of alcohol drunk on a daily basis increases the risk of breast cancer by 6%.

If women in Britain stopped drinking, 2000 deaths from breast cancer could be avoided, Valerie Beral of Cancer Research UK, which has acted as a central coordinating body for the study, said.

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