No matter what type of alcohol you drink, alcohol will always increase your risk of cancer.
Not everyone who consumes alcohol, or drinks regularly will develop cancer but scientists have found evidence that certain cancers occur more commonly in people that consume more alcohol that than those who do not.
In 2011 a study was published that showed alcohol was (and still is) responsible for about 4% of cancer cases in the UK.
Research so far has not been able to explain in full detail about how alcohol acts to cause several types of cancer but there are certain theories with strong evidence.
By drinking alcohol regularly, or binge drinking alcohol you can heighten your risk of developing 7 different types of cancer. The most common occurring of these 7 is Bowel cancer, closely followed by Breast cancer in women.