Symptoms of alcohol abuse: The first warning sign of cancer development risk

      Balance disorders, irascibility and facial redness are the most common signs of alcohol abuse that usually disappear within twenty-four hours and therefore are generally underestimated, but that don't bring up the serious effects on our body.


      To read this article in full you will need to make a payment

      Purchase one-time access:

      Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
      One-time access price info
      • For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
      • For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'


      Subscribe to European Journal of Internal Medicine
      Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
      Already an online subscriber? Sign in
      Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect


        • Psaltopoulou T.
        • Sergentanis T.N.
        • Ntanasis-Stathopoulos I.
        • Tzanninis I.G.
        • Tsilimigras D.I.
        • Dimopoulos M.A.
        Alcohol consumption and risk of hematological malignancies: a meta-analysis of prospective studies.
        Int J Cancer. Aug 1 2018; 143: 486-495
        • Naudin S.
        • Li K.
        • Jaouen T.
        • Assi N.
        • Kyrø C.
        • Tjønneland A.
        • et al.
        Lifetime and baseline alcohol intakes and risk of pancreatic cancer in the European prospective investigation into cancer and nutrition study.
        Int J Cancer. Mar 9 2018; (in Press)
        • Yang S.
        • Lee J.
        • Park Y.
        • Lee E.K.
        • Hwangbo Y.
        • Ryu J.
        • et al.
        Interaction between alcohol consumption and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase polymorphisms in thyroid cancer risk: National Cancer Center cohort in Korea.
        Sci Rep. 2018 Mar 6; 8: 4077
        • Fujihara K.M.
        • Clemons N.J.
        Bridging the molecular divide: alcohol-induceddownregulation of PAX9 and tumour development.
        J Pathol. Apr 2018; 244: 386-388
        • Garaycoechea J.I.
        • Crossan G.P.
        • Langevin F.
        • Mulderrig L.
        • Louzada S.
        • Yang F.
        • et al.
        Alcohol and endogenous aldehydes damage chromosomes and mutate stem cells.
        Nature. 2018 Jan 11; 553: 171-177
        • Addolorato G.
        • Leggio L.
        • Ojetti V.
        • Capristo E.
        • Gasbarrini G.
        • Gasbarrini A.
        Effects of short-term moderate alcohol administration on oxidative stress and nutritional status in healthy males.
        Appetite. 2008 Jan; 50: 50-56
        • Lancet The
        Alcohol and cancer.
        Lancet. 2017 Nov 18; 390: 2215
        • Zeinomar N.
        • Thai A.
        • Cloud A.J.
        • McDonald J.A.
        • Liao Y.
        • Terry M.B.
        Alcohol consumption and breast cancer-specific and all-cause mortality in women diagnosed with breast cancer at the New York site of the breast cancer family registry.
        PLoS One. 2017 Dec 15; 12e0189118
        • LoConte N.K.
        • Brewster A.M.
        • Kaur J.S.
        • Merrill J.K.
        • Alberg A.J.
        Alcohol and cancer: a statement of the American society of clinical oncology.
        J Clin Oncol. 2018 Jan 1; 36: 83-93