Study Finds Alcohol Could Increase Breast Cancer Risk

A glass of wine, beer, or liquor for that matter could all lead to a greater risk of breast cancer.

Researchers presented a new study linking the three alcoholic drinks to the increased risk. They say women who have one or two drinks a day increase their risk of breast cancer by 10 percent and the more you drink, the higher the risk.

"Once you get over, I believe it is, three to five drinks, your risk goes up to something in the neighborhood of 30 percent, so that's significant. My advice is just not to drink," said Dr. Mitchell Wicker with the Hazard Clinic.

To kick of Breast Cancer Awareness Month for October, Doctor Wicker says the Hazard Clinic will offer a discount on mammograms and readings starting next week.


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