Effects of Alcohol on Tumour Growth, Metastasis, Immune Response, and Host Survival

Effects of Alcohol on Tumour Growth, Metastasis, Immune Response, and Host Survival

Cancer risk is consistently associated with both cigarette and alcohol use. It doesn’t matter whether you drink wine, beer, or liquor; the goal is to become drunk. Causes of alcohol linked to an increased risk of cancer

Researchers are still attempting to figure out why drinking alcohol raises a person’s chance of developing cancer. However, here are a few ideas:

  • Two substances that have the potential to disrupt the DNA of healthy cells may be to blame for the heightened danger:
  • The primary component in alcoholic beverages: Ethanol
  • When alcohol is metabolised by the body, acetaldehyde is produced.

Alcohol may interfere with the hormone estrogen’s breakdown, causing a rise in oestrogen levels in the blood. Breast, ovarian, and uterine cancers are more likely to occur if a person’s oestrogen levels are higher than usual. When it comes to premenopausal and postmenopausal women, this is very important.

The effects of alcohol on tumour growth

There is a lot of study focusing on the link between alcohol use and cancer risk and the processes by which alcohol causes cancer. This study examines the effects of alcohol use on cancer development, angiogenesis, invasion, metastasis, the immune system, and host survival in various kinds and subtypes of cancer in people and animal models of the disease.

Few studies have looked at how alcohol use affects cancer patients. Animal cancer models have provided additional data, but many elements remain unclear. Alcohol’s involvement in cancer growth in both animals and humans needs to be better understood.

However, activation of the immune system may have both favourable and adverse effects on cancer control. Patients with cancer who want to get the most out of traditional chemotherapy treatment also need a healthy immune system. These interactions might lead to practical immunotherapeutic methods for treating alcoholics with cancer if we understand the processes behind them.


New therapy approaches at Prolife Cancer Centre and Research Institute at Pune might benefit significantly from a better understanding of the epigenetic processes that control cancer growth.

About Dr. Sumit Shah

Dr. Sumit Shah is the Founder of Prolife Cancer Centre & Research Institute which provides the most comprehensive and integrated Cancer Treatment under one roofHe is the Chief Consultant, Surgical Oncologist & Laparoscopic surgeon. He has pursued a super speciality course at the Cancer Centre Welfare Home and Res. Institute, Kolkata and being awarded as the Best Outgoing Cancer Surgeon from this Institute. Dr. Shah is one of the few Cancer Specialist in Pune who possess this recognized degree in Surgical Oncology.

Dr. Sumit Shah has treated more than 20000 cancer patients. He is one of the few cancer specialists who perform Minimal Access (keyhole) Surgery to offer his patients a smooth & pain-free recovery from Cancer.