World Cancer Day: Alcohol is a carcinogen

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Timothy Naimi, School of Medicine

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) uses Feb. 4 as World Cancer Day to focus on debunking the myths about the world’s leading killer. For 2014, the organization emphasizes the fifth point in their World Cancer Declaration: “Reduce stigma and dispel myths about cancer.” One of many myths is that drinking alcohol is safe…

Expert quote:

“Alcohol is a big preventable cancer risk factor that has been hiding in plain sight.”

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