Wspolwystepowanie choroby alkoholowej u pacjenta onkologicznego – punkt widzenia onkologa radioterapeuty


Author(s): Marta Biedka, Ewa Ziolkowska, Malgorzata Zarzycka

The incidence of pathology associated with alcoholism in the general population is approximately 12%, but among patients it is much higher. In hospitals, the pathology associated with alcoholism is 42% for men and 35% for women. Alcoholism and drug addictions are serious social problems. They lead to organism destroying and even to death. Alcohol cause the metabolic changes in whole organism and disturb it homeostasis. This can cause: the incidence of alcohol-related cancer such as cancers of pharynx, larynx, esophagus and liver. Alcohol abuse can lead to alterations in brain structure and functions and in some cases, to neurodegeneration, it can also lead to liver disease, pancreatic disease, ischaemic heart disease. The aim of this article is to disseminate practical knowledge on the subject of problems associated with alcoholism found in oncology practices.

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Editors List

  • Osamu Tanaka

    Osamu Tanaka
    Assistant Professor,
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    Asahi University Hospital
    Gifu city, Gifu, Japan

  • Maher Abdel Fattah Al-Shayeb

    Department of Surgical Sciences, Ajman University, UAE

  • Andrzej Zdziennicki

    Institute of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical University of Lodz, I Clinic of Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology (Lodz, Poland)

  • Krzysztof Urbanski

    Head of the Oncology Gynecology Clinic, Oncology Center - Instytut im. Maria Sklodowska Curie, Department in Krakow (Krakow, Poland)

  • Andrzej Szawlowski

    Klinika Nowotworow Gornego Odcinka Uklad Digestii, Oncology Center - Institute (Warsaw, Poland)