Alcohol and Fallopian Tube Cancer Risk: Learn About It

Alcohol and fallopian tube cancer. Are they related? In a word, no.


I.   Alcohol Not a Risk

II.  Risk Factors

III. Symptoms

IV.  Drinking Good

V.   Resources 

I. Alcohol Not a Risk Factor

Drinking alcohol is not a risk factor for developing fallopian tube cancer. So says the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Australian National Centre for Gynaecological Cancers, and CancerHelp UK. Also of the Stanford University Cancer Center and the Abramson Cancer Center (U of Pennsylvania). In addition, it’s the conclusion of the M.D. Abramson Cancer Center (U of Texas), and many other medical organizations. 

Alcohol and Fallopian Tube Cancer

II. Fallopian Tube Cancer Risk Factors

Risk factors include these.

    • Age. Fallopian tube cancer occurs most often between the ages of 50 and 66. The peak is between ages 60 and 66.
    • Certain genetic mutations.
    • Being white.
    • Family history of fallopian tube cancer.
    • Having had no or few children.
    • Chronic infection of the reproductive system.

Factors that reduce the risk of developing fallopian tube cancer are these.

    • Having used hormonal contraception.
    • Irregular or heavy vaginal bleeding, especially after menopause.
    • Having breast-fed children.

III. Fallopian Tube Cancer Symptoms

Common symptoms of fallopian tube cancer are these.

    • alcohol and fallopian tube cancerAbdominal or pelvic pain or feeling of pressure.
    • Unusual vaginal discharge. It might be clear, white or slightly pink. That is, tinged with blood.
    • A pelvic mass or lump.
    • Abdominal pain that comes in spasms.
    • Enlarged pelvis.

A woman with any of these symptoms should see a doctor.

IV. Moderate Drinking Good for Health

Drinking alcohol is not a risk factor for developing fallopian tube cancer. On the other hand, the moderate consumption of alcohol is associated with better health and greater longevity. That’s in comparison to either abstaining from alcohol or drinking abusively.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism describes moderate drinking. For a woman it’s having one drink per day..

Standard Drinks
alcohol and fallopian tube
Standard Drinks

Standard drinks all have the same amount of pure alcohol. It’s 0.6 ounce.

Beer, wine, and spirits are equally good for health and long life.

V. Resources 

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    • This site gives no advice. That includes on alcohol and fallopian tube cancer risk. Please see your doctor with questions.