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Gum disease linked to Pancreatic Cancer

November 20, 2018
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Posted By: Dr Kenny Lee

Previously, researchers have found that diabetes is linked with gum disease and pancreatic issues. However, it has recently been found that the bacteria in your mouth that is associated with gum disease, increases the risk of pancreatic cancer by 59%. Roughly 3,000 Australians, are taken by Pancreatic cancer annually. This is a serious disease, as it does not have a high survival rate.

Signs and symptoms of gum disease include
- Bad breath
- Gum Abscess (sore gums)
- Swollen gums (bright red)
- Receding gums (sensitivity)
- Loose teeth or tooth loss (mobility)
- Bleeding gums when brushing

If you suspect that you may have gum disease, it is a good idea to book and appointment with a dentist to get on top of this, as bad oral hygiene has been proven to affect other parts of the body. 

 

Click the link below to read more about this issue.
https://nyulangone.org/press-releases/pancreatic-cancer-risk-tied-to-specific-mouth-bacteria

Click the link below to read the statistics in Australia 
http://www.pancreaticcancer.net.au/patients-pancreatic-cancer/statistics/

 

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