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Liver cancer: Liver disease caused due to alcohol can increase the risk of cancer


LAST UPDATED: Jan. 8, 2021, 1:48 p.m.

NEW DELHI (DIVYA SAINI): The risk for health of consuming alcohol is not hidden from anyone. Everything excessive is harmful, if you drink once a week that won’t affect your health but excessive drinking can lead to serious health issues. The people who are excessive drinkers of alcohol are associated with liver diseases. But if those diseases doesn’t get cured and increases with times could cause liver cancer?

According to a research published, “There is clearly a link, but alcohol itself does not cause cancer in the liver,” says Roderich Schwarz, MD, PhD, Co-Director of Roswell Park’s Liver and Pancreas Tumor Center.

“Alcohol can cause chronic liver damage, including cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver, which is one of the conditions that can increase the risk or likelihood of liver cancer.” he added.

Cirrhosis can be occurred due to excessive alcohol, fatty liver disease, including chronic hepatitis B or C infections. It is a condition when the cell of the liver gets damaged and abnormal cells develops.

People who drink every day have more chances to get affected by cirrhosis and hepatitis C is the leading cause of cirrhosis in many countries, especially United States.

Excessive alcohol is not only will result in Cirrhosis but can also lead to liver cancer, liver damage, and further, liver failure. The risk of liver failure is more than a liver cancer. So the liver damage is more dangerous than the liver cancer so excessive drinking is bad for your liver and can cause many dangerous diseases.

The best way to avoid the development of liver cirrhosis and many other liver diseases, you drink in moderation, especially the women need to avoid alcohol as they women are more prone to get affected with these diseases.

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