Alcohol behind 20,000 U.S. Cancer deaths a year Smoking gets the attention often, but new study shows alcohol is one of leading factors behind preventable cancers deaths in the U.S. A new study published in the April 2013 issue of the American Journal of Community Health implies that about 20,000 malignancy deaths in the U.S. A full year – – about 3.5 % of most cancer-related deaths – – are due to alcohol consumption. THE FIRST Show Alcohol ASSOCIATED WITH Cancer? A study that followed more than one million British women found that moderate drinking could be responsible for some cancers. As Dr. Jon Lapook re. The relationship between alcohol and cancers is strong, but is not appreciated by the public and remains underemphasized even by physicians widely, senior author Dr.In some national countries, HIV/AIDS and malaria are also important causes. A number of these deaths could be prevented with a maternal and newborn health program which includes continuing prenatal care, hygienic care during childbirth and the postnatal period. In some right parts of the world, traditions enhance the risk faced by families. In elements of south Asia, for instance, childbirth is considered dirty, so ladies are forced to provide their infants in cowsheds, where they must stay for one month.