While alcohol may be part of some cultural and family celebrations, there is strong evidence that drinking alcohol, even in moderation, can have serious health effects. It can increase your risk for certain types of cancers, including breast, colorectal (bowel), liver and mouth cancers.
In 2020, alcohol was estimated to have caused more than 740,000 cancer cases globally, with 7,000 cases in Canada.
There is no “safe level” of drinking when it comes to cancer prevention. Even small amounts of alcohol can raise your risk.
Learn more about the link between alcohol and cancer and what you can do to reduce the amount you drink.