Cancer incidence and mortality due to alcohol: An analysis of 10-year data

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/307013
Title:
Cancer incidence and mortality due to alcohol: An analysis of 10-year data
Authors:
Laffoy, M; Mc Carthy, T; Mullen, L; Byrne, D; Martin, J
Citation:
Laffoy, M., Mc Carthy, T., Mullen, L., Byrne, D., & Martin, J. (2013). Cancer incidence and mortality due to alcohol: An analysis of 10-year data. Irish Medical Journal 2013 Nov-Dec;106(10):294-7.
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Issue Date:
Dec-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/307013
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
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. We calculated Irelandâ s cancer incidence and mortality attributable to alcohol over a 10-year period. Between 2001 and 2010, 4,585(4.7%) male and 4,593(4.2%) female invasive cancer diagnoses were attributable to alcohol. The greatest risk was for the upper aero-digestive tract where 2,961(52.9%) of these cancers in males and 866(35.2%) in females were attributable to alcohol. Between 2001 and 2010, 2,823(6.7%) of male cancer deaths and 1,700(4.6%) of female cancer deaths were attributable to alcohol. Every year approximately 900 new cancers and 500 cancer deaths are attributable to alcohol. Alcohol is a major cause of cancer after smoking, obesity and physical inactivity. Public awareness of risk must improve. Over half of alcohol related cancers are preventable by adhering to Department of Health alcohol consumption guidelines.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLaffoy, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorMc Carthy, Ten_GB
dc.contributor.authorMullen, Len_GB
dc.contributor.authorByrne, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-18T11:37:05Z-
dc.date.available2013-12-18T11:37:05Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-
dc.identifier.citationLaffoy, M., Mc Carthy, T., Mullen, L., Byrne, D., & Martin, J. (2013). Cancer incidence and mortality due to alcohol: An analysis of 10-year data. Irish Medical Journal 2013 Nov-Dec;106(10):294-7.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/307013-
dc.descriptionAlcohol 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. We calculated Irelandâ s cancer incidence and mortality attributable to alcohol over a 10-year period. Between 2001 and 2010, 4,585(4.7%) male and 4,593(4.2%) female invasive cancer diagnoses were attributable to alcohol. The greatest risk was for the upper aero-digestive tract where 2,961(52.9%) of these cancers in males and 866(35.2%) in females were attributable to alcohol. Between 2001 and 2010, 2,823(6.7%) of male cancer deaths and 1,700(4.6%) of female cancer deaths were attributable to alcohol. Every year approximately 900 new cancers and 500 cancer deaths are attributable to alcohol. Alcohol is a major cause of cancer after smoking, obesity and physical inactivity. Public awareness of risk must improve. Over half of alcohol related cancers are preventable by adhering to Department of Health alcohol consumption guidelines.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.titleCancer incidence and mortality due to alcohol: An analysis of 10-year dataen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
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