Patients with cancer, survivors report high rates of alcohol use

A large study of drinking habits in the oncology population revealed high rates of alcohol consumption among patients with and survivors of cancer.“Over half of patients who reported a history of cancer diagnosis also reported using alcohol over the past year,” Nina Niu Sanford, MD, assistant professor in the department of radiation oncology and Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care at UT Southwestern Medical Center, said in an interview with Healio.“About 35% report drinking more than a moderate amount of alcohol, and about a fifth reported engaging in what we categorizeRead More

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