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(Medical News Today)   Headline: Alcohol plays huge role in cancer. Article: Alcohol is a factor in 3.5% of cancer cases. Still no cure for... ohnevermind   (medicalnewstoday.com) divider line 22
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2013-02-16 12:36:39 PM
You should need a license for science reporting.
 
2013-02-16 02:59:41 PM
To be fair threepointfivepercenters had it coming. Screw them
 
2013-02-16 03:00:46 PM
/occupy cells
 
2013-02-16 03:18:53 PM
There are a huge number of causes of cancer.  3% is actually kind of big.  Similar to the probability of rolling snake eyes.

/drinking an imperial gruit as I post.
 
2013-02-16 03:43:23 PM
My grandfather has cancer and he drinks beer during family parties. So does that factor into their "science" statistics?
 
2013-02-16 03:46:58 PM
Until I see mean / median ages I'll file this away under "sure, I'll start caring once I got cancer" and ignore it. There are a ton of causes for cancer and drinking isn't really a risk factor I'm going to worry about. Besides, live long enough and you'll get cancer combined with "all old people drink" means that i have some cancer free years left on the getting old part.
 
2013-02-16 03:47:41 PM

b2theory: You should need a license for science reporting.


headlines aren't usually written by the same person who wrote the article.

Just look at any Yahoo new headline dealing with tech or science. so completely inaccurate it has to be intentional.
 
2013-02-16 04:16:16 PM
FTA:  For males, cancers of the pharynx, larynx, esophagus, and the mouth appeared to be most commonly related to alcohol intake.

Gee, there can't possibly be other things that men do while drinking that could cause cancers of the respiratory system, is there?
 
2013-02-16 04:34:06 PM
What people don't want to hear is that you either get cancer or you live a little longer and then you get cancer.
 
2013-02-16 04:45:53 PM
Correlation != causation GODAMMIT.
 
2013-02-16 04:48:37 PM

lewismarktwo: What people don't want to hear is that you either get cancer or you live a little longer and then you get cancer.


Eating only rice, almonds, apples, spinach, living at a metabolically low rate, getting just 20 minutes of sun a day and drinking only water might help you avoid cancer for a while, but is that living?

If I don't get cancer before 50, I'll be surprised.  I like exercising, beer and diet coke.  All of these are just like ingesting xrays, metabolically speaking.
 
2013-02-16 05:14:28 PM
Lol... Farkers love to make fun of tanning beds and smoking, but as soon as you hit them with something close to home like drinking alcohol, its all denial, denial, denial.
 
2013-02-16 06:16:05 PM
WORTH IT
 
2013-02-16 06:29:44 PM

T.rex: Lol... Farkers love to make fun of tanning beds and smoking, but as soon as you hit them with something close to home like drinking alcohol, its all denial, denial, denial.


Well, duh.  It's well documented that a person can live perfectly happy with pale skin, but not without pale ale.
 
2013-02-16 06:32:37 PM
In the article's defense:

The researchers found that 15 percent of all breast cancer deaths may be linked to alcohol. For males, cancers of the pharynx, larynx, esophagus, and the mouth appeared to be most commonly related to alcohol intake.

However, as a scientist, I'm always more than a little skeptical of phrases like "may be linked to".
 
2013-02-16 06:38:09 PM
 
2013-02-16 07:13:30 PM
Going to do my best to get that up to 3.6% by the end of the weekend.
 
2013-02-16 07:21:05 PM
I had cancer. See me putting down my farking beer?

Live free or die don't. It's probably not going to change the end of the story.
 
2013-02-16 09:07:56 PM
You drink booze so you get teh cancer, lol!
 
2013-02-17 01:25:42 AM
I'll take those odds.

Hell I'm also a smoker, enjoy more than a few beers on Fridays, eat meat, have a family history of cancer and heart disease and I sound fat.

I'm banking on the cancers fighting eachother to the death leaving me a paragon of invincibility.
 
2013-02-17 01:59:34 AM
It's a pretty deadly substance regardless of the cancer risks.

CDC
There are approximately 80,000 deaths attributable to excessive alcohol use each year in the United States. This makes excessive alcohol use the 3r d leading lifestyle-related cause of death for the nation. Excessive alcohol use is responsible for 2.3 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) annually, or an average of about 30 years of potential life lost for each death. In 2006, there were more than 1.2 million emergency room visits and 2.7 million physician office visits due to excessive drinking. The economic costs of excessive alcohol consumption in 2006 were estimated at $223.5 billion.

I don't care about cancer as much as drunk Farkers killing innocents on the roads.

CDC
Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 48 minutes.1  The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $51 billion.2
 
2013-02-17 11:07:03 AM
While I'm not a medical professional, I can testify that alcohol does, in fact, save lives.

If I were unable to numb myself to the maelstrom of emotional abuse that spewed from my ex, she would be dead.

/30 Helen's agree
 
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