When it comes to cancer risk, smoking and drinking are “like gasoline and matches,” according to Dr. Stephen Lynch, Primary Care and Intake Physician at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Phoenix.

In fact, when you smoke and drink, you’re multiplying your risk of cancer not by twofold, but by many-fold. Smoking can cause cancer almost anywhere in your body and alcohol enhances the effects of tobacco.

Read more about double trouble – how tobacco and alcohol combine to elevate your cancer risk and why cutting these bad habits – even after diagnosis – is incredibly important.

 

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