Link to Pancreatic Cancer Risk from Two Mouth Bacteria Types
Changes in mouth bacteria could point to an increased risk in pancreatic cancer according to a recent study. Pancreatic cancer often does not display symptoms initially, so a link to certain bacteria types could assist with earlier diagnosis.
- The study found two types of bacteria in the mouth which may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer.
- Other risk factors for pancreatic cancer include smoking, age and a family history of the disease.
- The findings may help to create more precise treatments for the disease.
“These bacterial changes in the mouth could potentially show us who is most at risk of developing pancreatic cancer.”
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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)
I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.
Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.
Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.
Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.
Special interest in Orthodontics.
Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.
I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.
Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).
I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.