Bacteria In Your Mouth Could Be Oral Cancer Clues, New York University Study

Published: Jun 13, 2014

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New oral cancer research suggests that it could one day be possible to detect the disease by monitoring bacteria in the mouth. Changes in the microbial community are commonly associated with dental diseases such as periodontal disease, which is most likely a poly-microbial disease characterized by outgrowth of certain pathologic organisms, and chronic periodontitis has been reported to be a risk factor for oral premalignant lesions and cancers.

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