“Cancers related to alcohol are on the rise in the North East – with an estimated 3,120 incidences of alcohol-related cancer recorded from 2015-17 (see local breakdown below).
The latest figures are highlighted as Balance launches the #7Cancers campaign in the North East to encourage people to stick to the “low risk” limits to reduce their risk of cancer.
The Chief Medical Officer’s advice is for both men and women to drink no more than 14 units a week to stay “low risk”. However, research by Balance suggests over a quarter of North East adults (around 550,000 people) drink above that limit and 9/10 of these think they’re “moderate” or “low risk” drinkers.”
Find more from Balance North East (UK, NOvember 2019)