Did you know that the health of your mouth could impact the chances of developing cancer over time? What are some relationships between these two conditions? Let’s look at three takeaway points.
– Inflammatory diseases such as periodontal disease have been linked to some cancers.
– Researchers believe that bacteria from gum disease can travel through the bloodstream to other organs, causing damaging inflammation.
– Certain oral bacteria could lead to serious conditions such as pancreatic cancer.
– Detecting these bacteria could be an effective line of future prevention.
“Estimates suggest over 46,000 Americans were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and nearly 40,000 died.”
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