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Gum Disease Could Lead to Cancer!

Two studies have concluded that gum disease can lead to different types of cancer!  The bacteria responsible for periodontitis can spread from the mouth to other parts of the body and cause pancreatic cancer. Even more chilling, other trials have shown it can increase the risk of lung, gallbladder and throat cancers, along with melanoma!  “These studies have demonstrated for the first time that the virulence factors of the central pathogenic bacteria underlying gum disease are able to spread from the mouth to other parts of the body,” said Professor Timo Sorsa in the International Journal of Cancer.