Report: Alcohol Intake Increases Risk of Developing Subtype of Breast Cancer

A report that has been published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute on 23rd August establishes that consuming alcohol on a regular basis tends to elevate the risk of developing lobular and hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. However, it does not seem to be connected with invasive ductal carcinoma risk.

This is the foremost study to scrutinize possibilities of a link between alcohol intake and subtypes of breast cancer risk, as written by the authors of the study.

A few studies previously had tried to investigate the probabilities that there could be a connection between alcohol intake and hormone receptor-positive breast cancer.

But, a majority of those did not examine breast cancer in relation to histology, or if tumor formed in milk ducts or milk producing lobules, the writers explained.

Christopher I. Li, MD, Ph.D, along with a squad at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center conducted an experimental, but observational, study in the Women’s Health Initiative study. It was carried out between 1993 and 1998 and as well included 87,724 postmenopausal women between the age group of 50 and 79.

The research has been able to illustrate a strong connection between lobular carcinoma and alcohol consumption, and also strongly related alcohol intake with hormone-receptor positive breast cancer.