It is a well-known fact that smoking causes many different types of cancer. However, its impact upon the mouth might increase the risk of developing pancreatic cancer. Important takeaway points to highlight and what might these mean for future treatments?
– Smoking changes the levels of certain bacteria within the oral cavity.
– These bacteria have been tentatively linked to pancreatic cancer.
– Detecting these bacteria might lead to early diagnosis and more effective treatments.
“Smoking is tied to dramatic – but not irreversible – changes in mouth bacteria.”
More details about the study can be found below: