Drinking alcohol is a risk factor for seven types of cancer, including cancer of the mouth, throat (pharynx and larynx), oesophagus, bowel, stomach, liver and breast.
Each year about 3200 cases of cancer diagnosed in Australian adults are attributed to drinking alcohol.
Alcohol consumption is responsible for approximately 830 cases of breast cancer each year and nearly 870 cases of bowel cancer in Australia each year.
- Meet friends to play cricket, tennis or go bushwalking rather than going to clubs and pubs
- Meet friends for a coffee rather than an alcoholic drink.
- At pubs and clubs choose sparkling mineral water with fresh lemon or lime slices