Quit Drinking, Keep Cancer Away: Canadian Cancer Society with Dry February Program

By: 600011 On: Feb 6, 2024, 3:16 AM


As part of Dry February, about 14,000 Canadians will give up alcohol and live alcohol-free lives, according to the Canadian Cancer Society. Experts have pointed out that abstaining from alcohol consumption can help reduce the risk of cancer. Dry February is part of the Canadian Cancer Society's cancer prevention efforts.

Susan Flynn, the society's program director, says that alcohol consumption increases the risk of developing any of nine different cancers, including those of the neck, breast, stomach, pancreatic, colon and liver. Flynn added that scientific studies have shown that limiting alcohol to the recommended amount can reduce the risk of cancer. Wine, beer and spirits all have the same effect, she said.

The nationwide program is now in its ninth year. Flynn said anyone interested can attend the event.

You can participate in the program through the link dry feb.ca. For more information about Dry Feb, visit the Canadian Cancer Society's website.