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Help to Prevent Cancer of the Esophagus

Cancer of the mouth and throat can be deadly. However, the good news is that scientists have found a tentative link between this illness and periodontal (gum) disease.

Key takeaways:

– Cancer of the throat is the eighth most common form of cancer.

– Survival rates are typically between only 15 and 25 percent five years after treatment.

– Oral hygiene is an excellent preventative measure to take.

“Future research could potentially examine whether these bacteria could play a role in preventing esophageal cancer.”

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