Welcome to Can We’s conversation on alcohol and cancer risk
Hey, let’s talk about drinking!
We all know that in our LGBTQ+ communities, enjoying a few drinks can be part of the scene. It can often feel like alcohol is intertwined within the rainbow communities’ fabric.
But here’s the thing – sometimes we might be sipping more than we realise. LGBTQ+ people tend to drink more alcohol than the rest of the population, which can put us at greater risk of alcohol-related cancers and other health issues.
Together, we can make mindful choices about how we enjoy our drinks and find a better balance in our relationship with alcohol.
Ask your doctor about medicines and professional guidance.
Important note: For some people, suddenly stopping drinking can make them feel physically and emotionally unwell. If you feel sick, sweaty or cannot sleep when trying to cut down on your drinking – you may be experiencing withdrawal symptoms and should see your doctor. If in doubt seek medical advice before you stop drinking.