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The Link Between Oral Bacteria and Pancreatic Cancer

Recent research has suggested a link between oral health and pancreatic cancer:

– Pancreatic cancer has no early symptoms and no early screening programme; it is more common in men and those who smoke.

– A history of gum disease and the presence of two types of bacteria associated with gum disease can indicate an increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer.

– These results may lead to an earlier detection for pancreatic cancer in the future.

“These bacterial changes in the mouth could potentially show us who is most at risk of developing pancreatic cancer.”

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