Cancer of the esophagus is not to be taken lightly. Incidence of this grave illness could be lessened by recognising periodontal (gum) disease at an early stage. Visiting the dentist and caring for our mouth, gums and teeth is more important than ever before.
– Less than 25 percent of individuals survive cancer of the throat after five years.
– Certain bacteria may serve as “markers” (early warning signs).
– Always see the dentist if you suspect that you may have periodontal issues.
“Because the disease is often not discovered until it has reached an advanced stage, five-year survival rates range from about 15 to 25 percent worldwide.”