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Can liver cancer be caused by excessive alcohol consumption?

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Posted on Thu, 11 Jan 2018
Question: My husband has elevated liver enzymes. His primary care physician told him to stop drinking or he would die of liver cancer. He is being referred to a gastroenterologist ??
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal (46 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Hello. Yes, it is linked to cancer

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I understand your concern. Chronic alcohol consumption leads to cirrhosis of liver and later on cancer may develop called hepatocellular carcinoma which is quite dangerous. Best is to stop as early as as possible. Risk will reduce tremendously and livet function will return to normal.
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Sundriyal (22 hours later)
But does it make sense for him to be going to a gastroenterologist?
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal (6 hours later)
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Yes, he should visit

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Yes , he should visit a hepatologist. He will guide how to quit alcohol and can assess liver damage.
Thanks and regards
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Can liver cancer be caused by excessive alcohol consumption?

Brief Answer: Hello. Yes, it is linked to cancer Detailed Answer: Hello dear. I understand your concern. Chronic alcohol consumption leads to cirrhosis of liver and later on cancer may develop called hepatocellular carcinoma which is quite dangerous. Best is to stop as early as as possible. Risk will reduce tremendously and livet function will return to normal. Thanks and regards