Oral bacteria which causes periodontal (gum) disease may also increase the risk of esophageal cancer. This cancer is the 8th most common and 6th leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide.
- Regular dentist appointments and teeth cleaning can fight against periodontal disease.
- Some bacteria types have been linked to higher chances of esophageal cancer.
- Certain bacteria though could help in strategies to prevent esophageal cancer.
Esophageal cancer is a highly fatal cancer, and there is an urgent need for new avenues of prevention, risk stratification, and early detection
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