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“A bottle of white, a bottle of red, perhaps a bottle of rose instead,” Billy Joel croons in his famous song "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant." However, you may want to skip that bottle of white according to a new study from researchers at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School. The findings from the new study showed that alcohol intake was associated with higher rates of invasive melanoma among white men and women. Moreover, white wine carried the most significant association, and the increased risk was greater for parts of the body that receive less sun exposure. Roughly 3.6% of cancer cases worldwide have been attributed to alcohol—typically cancers of the aerodigestive tract, liver, pancreas, colon, rectum, and breast. Previous research has suggested that alcohol can cause carcinogenesis as the ethanol in alcohol metabolizes into acetaldehyde, which damages DNA and prevents DNA repair. The Brown researchers looked ...
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There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma Basal cell carcinoma, or BCC, is a cancer of the basal cells at the bottom of the epidermis. It’s very common ...
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Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. Most cancers are named for the organ or type of cell in which they start - for example, cancer that begins in the colon is called colon cancer; cancer th...