Colorectal cancer may be triggered by mouth bacteria

Curated News:

By Timberlake Dental curated from Medical News Today

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“… a type of gut bacteria found in the mouth may trigger  colorectal cancer…”

See full article on Medical News Today


This article relates the result of very early research on the link between bacteria in the mouth and bacteria related to colorectal cancer.  Although the result indicated such a link, it is of use mostly for researchers who will use this information to find other links between mouth bacteria, which can be easily detected, and the likelihood of colorectal cancer.  Perhaps this research can, sometime in the future, lead to either approaches to prevent or at least provide for early detection of colorectal cancer risk.

Dr. Rodney D. Chowning, DDS, Sedation and General Dentist, Denton, TX