Alcohol and breast cancer

Every year over 55,100 people in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer with alcohol causing 1 in 13 cases. Alcohol increases the level of oestrogen in the bloodstream and long-term exposure to oestrogens increases the risk of developing breast cancer.

Drinkaware and Public Health England (PHE) are encouraging women of all ages to cut down on how much they are drinking by taking more drink free days to reduce their risk of developing breast cancer and a range of other health conditions including liver and heart disease. If you would like support to reduce your alcohol consumption, Get Healthy Rotherham are here to help. 

To register, call 01709 718720 or visit www.gethealthyrotherham.co.uk. Phone lines are open Monday to Friday 8am-8pm and Saturday’s 9am-2pm. 

Sources 
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/alcohol-causes-1-in-13-breast-cancers