Researchers ID bacteria tied to esophageal cancer -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Researchers ID bacteria tied to esophageal cancer

12/04/2017

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The mouth's overall bacterial make-up - which can be changed by smoking, heavy drinking, diet, and gum disease or gastric reflux - has long been thought to influence risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma, say the researchers.