My father has had the habit of consuming alcohol for the past many years. Can alcohol increase his risk of developing cancer?

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

Answered by
Dr. J N Naidu
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 05, 2023

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.



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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.

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