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Can alcohol increase the risk of developing cancer in the body?

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Answered by

Dr. J. N. Naidu

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At June 5, 2023
Reviewed AtOctober 11, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My aunt has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and the doctor said it is in a very late stage. We have been trying hard to help her cope. She is on radio and chemotherapy. My father has had the habit of consuming alcohol for the past many years. I am worried that cancer can affect anyone in the family. How to prevent it?

Please help.

Answered by Dr. J. N. Naidu


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I went through your query and understood your concern.

Alcohol mainly damages the liver. Alcoholism can adversely affect all organs in the body. So, I suggest your father avoid smoking, drinking alcohol, and carbonated beverages. He should avoid consuming preserved food items, fatty foods, and excess salt, and sugar. He should eat more boiled vegetables and fruits. He should exercise regularly and do intermittent fasting to prevent diseases.

I hope this has helped you.

Thanks and regards.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. J. N. Naidu
Dr. J. N. Naidu

General Practitioner

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