Alcohol advice for cancer survivors

Limiting alcohol may decrease the risk of cancer recurrence. This is because alcohol not only is a risk factor for some cancers, such as head, neck and breast cancers, but it also contributes to weight gain. Excess weight is linked to poor health including cancer. Keeping to a healthy weight is an important part of maintaining overall health.

This fact sheet is one in a series developed for cancer survivors who have finished active treatment. Eating well and maintaining a healthy weight may help lower the chances of some cancers returning and improve overall health.

Download the Alcohol Advice factsheet.

For more fact sheets, see Nutrition and healthy weight fact sheets for cancer survivors.