Alcohol and fallopian tube cancer. Are they related? In a word, no.
Overview I. Alcohol Not a Risk II. Risk Factors III. Symptoms IV. Drinking Good V. Resources
I. Alcohol Not a Risk
II. Risk Factors
IV. Drinking Good
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.
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 Caucasian.
- 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.
A woman with any of these symptoms should see a doctor.
IV. Moderate Drinking Good for Health
You might be interested in these.
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 having three drinks on any day and an average of seven drinks per week.
A standard alcoholic drink is any of these.
Standard drinks have 0.06 ounce of pure alcohol.
Bbeer, wine, and spirits are equally good for health and long life.
V. Resources on Alcohol and Fallopian Tube Cancer
These books are for patients, loved ones, and caregivers.
- Smith, J. and Del Priore, G. Women’s Cancers. Pathways to Healing. A Patient’s Guide to Dealing with Cancer. London: Imperial, 2016.
- Medical Tests Sourcebook. Basic Consumer Health Information. Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2018.
- Bellinir, K. Cancer Sourcebook for Women. Basic Consumer Health Information about Gynecologic Cancers. Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2018.
- Turkington, C. and Edelson, M. The Encyclopedia of Women’s Reproductive Cancer. NY: Facts on File, 2009.
- Hartman, L. and Loprinzi, C. Mayo Clinic Guide to Women’s Cancers. Rochester, MN: Mayo, 2007.
- Jones, K. Cancer Sourcebook. Detroit: 2015.
- Aziz, S., et al. A genetic study of carcinoma of the fallopian tube. Gyn Onc, 2001, 80, 341.
- Cass, I., et al. BRCA-mutation-associated fallopian tube carcinoma. Obstet Onc, 2005, 106, 1327.
- Heintz, A., et al. Carcinoma of the fallopian tube. Int J Gyn Obst, 2006, 95, Suppl. 1, S145.
- Levine, D., et al. Fallopian tube and primary peritoneal carcinomas. J Clin Onc, 2003, 21, 4222.
- Moore, K., et al. Serious fallopian tube carcinoma. Gynl Onc, 2007, 107, 398.
- Pestasides, D., et al. Fallopian tube carcinoma: a review. Oncol, 2006, 11, 902.
- Riska, A., et al. Past chlamydial infection is not associated with primary fallopian tube carcinoma. Eur J Can, 2006, 42, 1835.
- ________. HPV infection and primary fallopian tube carcinoma. Brit J Gyn, 2007, 114, 425.
- Stewart, S., et al. The incidence of primary fallopian tube cancer. Gyn Onc 2007, 107, 392.
This website gives no advice on alcohol and fallopian tube cancer risk.