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The moderate consumption of alcohol (beer, wine and distilled spirits such as whiskey) doesn't increase the risk of the most common cancers, except possibly for the inconclusive cases of breast cance and colorectal cancer, as listed by the National Cancer Institute alphabetically:
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer (Renal Cell)
  • Leukemia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Skin Cancer (Non-Melanoma)




Of these 12 most common cancers, the risk of two (kidney cancer and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma) are reduced by consuming alcohol in moderation. From Alcohol Problems and Solutions website. See related link.


Note that in Scotland, the beverage is spelled whisky.


ANS 3 -Scotch whisky is not carcinogenic!
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