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Link to Pancreatic Cancer Risk from Two Mouth Bacteria Types
6th May 2019
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.”