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Cancer Prevention Factsheet

A factsheet from the National Cancer Control Programme on alcohol and cancer.
November 24, 2016 - 66.5 KiB

Cancer Incidence and Mortality due to Alcohol: An Analysis of 10-Year Data

Alcohol consumption is causally related to cancer of the upper aero-digestive tract, liver, colon, rectum, female breast and pancreas. The dose response relationship varies for each site. This report calculates Ireland'€™s cancer incidence and mortality attributable to alcohol over a 10-year period. Between 2001 and 2010.
March 11, 2014 - 27.5 KiB

A Report on the Excess Burden of Cancer Among Men in the Republic of Ireland

The report provides a most valuable overview of the significant issues influencing male mortality and cancer risk. While genetic risk factors for developing cancer can be attributed to a proportion of cancer incidences across a number of cancer sites, lifestyle factors such as smoking, alcohol use, diet and obesity impact significantly upon cancer incidence and are considerably more important. This report makes a number of recommendations around alcohol in Ireland. A recent study on the burden of alcohol consumption on incidence of cancer in eight European countries reported that up to 10% of cancers in men and 3% of cancers in women may be attributed to alcohol consumption. In the Republic of Ireland, the most recent SLÁN data indicates that men are approximately twice as likely as women to report drinking over the weekly limit and to binge drink.
June 12, 2013 - 3.0 MiB

Colorectal Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Treatment and Survival in Ireland: 1994 — 2010

The number of Irish people suffering from colorectal cancer is predicted to increase by 34 per cent in women and 45 per cent in men by 2020, according to a report published by the National Cancer Registry. The report states that lifestyle factors are ‘extremely important’ in colorectal cancer, with alcohol a cause of both colon and rectal cancers.
April 9, 2013 - 1.9 MiB

Alcohol and cancer

Alcohol and cancer draws on the latest research to explain the relationship between alcohol and cancer and why this is a problem that the UK needs to tackle now. Alcohol is one of the most important preventable causes of cancer in the UK. The more a person drinks overall the higher their risk of developing cancer, yet even drinking within current guidelines can increase the risk for certain cancers. There is no level of drinking that can be considered ‘safe’ from the risk of cancer. Despite these risks, the UK population continues to drink substantially more than it did 50 years ago. The solution is clear — reducing how much people drink overall will reduce their risk of cancer.
March 25, 2013 - 807.9 KiB

Seanad Public Consultation Committee: Report on Changes in Lifestyle can prevent approximately one third of Cancers. How does Government and society respond to this challenge?

There are 1,200 cases of cancer each year from alcohol in Ireland. Alcohol causes cancer of the liver and of the mouth, throat, oesophagus, breast, and large bowel
February 21, 2013 - 612.4 KiB

Alcohol and Cancer Risks - A Guide For Health Professionals

This guide has been produced by Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) to summarise for health professionals the links between alcohol consumption and cancers so that they can use opportunities in their work to intervene to reduce the risks.
December 12, 2012 - 0 B

Alcohol and Cancer

One in 10 cancers in men and one in 33 in women across Western Europe are caused by drinking, according to new research. While even small amounts increases the risk, drinking above recommended limits causes the majority of cancer cases linked to alcohol, experts said. And even former drinkers who have now quit are still at risk of cancer, including of the oesophagus, breast, mouth and bowel. The new research Alcohol and Cancer was published in the British Medical Journal.
October 17, 2012 - 167.4 KiB