A new study found that all types of alcohol --wine, beer, and hard liquor — add equally to the risk of developing breast cancer in women.
Previous studies have shown a link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer, but there have been conflicting messages about whether different kinds of alcohol were more dangerous than others. The researchers, led by Dr. Arthur Klatsky of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program in Oakland, Calif., revealed their findings at a meeting of the European Cancer Organization, according to an Associated Report article. (To read the full article click here, http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iKaLptXF3J4J3GgWwY2ogYfUdbzA)
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Bay State Parent magazine produced Think Pink: A Guide Devoted to Breast Cancer Awareness in the October issue, which came back from the printers yesterday and should be at our favorite locations as early as this weekend.
The Bay State Parent magazine is also a sponsor of the American Cancer Society's 15th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, Oct 14. For more information, visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?JServSessionIdr005=wunev07mg2.app26b&pg=entry&fr_id=3496&JServSessionIdr005=wunev07mg2.app26b