The Powerful Link Between Periodontal Disease & Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer, although rare, is one of the deadliest forms of cancer, partly due to its difficulty in detecting it in the earlier, and potentially most treatable stages.

For decades, scientists have been searching for signs and identifying risk factors that could lead to early detection of this deadly disease. One potential risk factor that’s growing significantly in interest is periodontal disease, which affects more than half the US population.

Periodontist and president of the American Academy of Periodontology, Terrence J. Griffin, DMD, says, “for years we thought that periodontal disease was simply a localized infection of the gums, but more evidence is showing that it can potentially be linked to a host of systemic conditions.”

Although he emphasizes that more research needs to be carried out to establish periodontal disease as “causal”, he identifies the “strong connections” it has with other illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes

Griffin says, “there has been some significant work that to me, at least, has been pretty astounding in terms of its potential link to an increased risk of pancreatic cancer.”

Periodontal disease may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) also discovered the link between periodontal disease and an increased risk of cancer of the pancreas during a 1986 study.

Data taken from a study of 51,000 male health professionals found that men with periodontal disease had a 63% higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer compared to those reporting no periodontal disease.

“Individuals with periodontal disease have elevated serum biomarkers of systemic inflammation, such as C-reactive protein, and these may somehow contribute to the promotion of cancer cells.”

– Dr. Dominique Michaud, Assistant Professor of epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)

It is also believed that periodontal disease could lead to increased pancreatic carcinogenesis because those with periodontal disease have higher levels of oral bacteria and higher levels of carcinogenic nitrosamines residing in their oral cavity.

As you’ve read in many of our articles, periodontal disease can be linked to various chronic illnesses so it is vital that our oral health moves to the top of our priority list when it comes to self-care.

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