Alcohol consumption has been identified as an independent risk factor for Liver Cancer, also known as Hepatocellular Carcinoma. There has also been further scientific consensus of an association between the drinking of alcohol and several types of cancer. The research provides evidence to the indication that the more alcohol a person drinks, especially regularly over time, the higher their risk of developing an alcohol-associated cancer.
There have been clear patterns that associate alcohol consumption and the development of the following types of cancers: Head and Neck Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Breast Cancer and Colorectal Cancer.
Some alcoholic beverages have been identified to contain a variety of carcinogenic contaminants that are introduced during fermentation and production, these include: phenols, hydrocarbons, nitrosamines and asbestos fibers.
This has, among other ways, been established to be one of the ways in which alcohol increases the risk of cancer.