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Alcohol consumption and cervical cancer caught in the early stages are preventive epidemics, though the incidence of cervical cancer has continued to rise in Los Angeles, California. The purpose of this quantitative cross-sectional study was to better understand the association between alcohol consumption and cervical cancer incidence using the theory of relationism. California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data collected in 2005 was used to investigate alcohol consumption and cervical cancer incidence among women in Los Angeles, California. The CHIS 2005 surveyed 43,020 adults; of those surveyed, 441 participants reported alcohol consumption and cervical cancer out of 25,548 adult women. Chi-square tests of independent and logistic regression were used to determine the strength of association between alcohol consumption and cervical cancer among women in the CHIS dataset. Chi-square results indicate consuming alcoholic drinks 30 days before diagnoses was not a significant predictor of cervical cancer. The logistic regression results suggest the number of alcoholic drinks consume per day was a significant predictor of cervical cancer incidence (p = .000). A major limitation of this study was the small sample sizes. A larger sample size is recommended. Implementing and enforcing awareness program and behaviors modification polices regarding alcohol consumption specifically among women diagnosed with cervical cancer could facilitate the reduction or elimination of alcohol consumption among women alcohol consumer diagnosed with cervical cancer in Los Angeles, California.