Head and Neck Cancer Risk Huntington Station NY

Taking good care of your teeth may help cut your risk of developing head or neck cancer, suggests a new study that links a gum disease to such tumors. Having chronic periodontitis, a gum disease involving the progressive loss of the bone and soft tissue attached to the teeth, appeared to increase one's odds of developing head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, especially in the mouth and throat.

Local Companies

Edward Chan
(631) 444-7720
University Hospital, L5
Stony Brook, NY
Michael Seth Buchholtz, MD
631-427-6060
347 Main St
Huntington, NY
Steven Lee Allen, MD
516-562-8959
300 Community Dr
Manhasset, NY
Mala N Reddy, MD
516-921-5533
40 Crossways Park Dr
Woodbury, NY
Anna Kurzyna-Solinas, MD
516-466-6611
12 Crescent Dr
Albertson, NY
Keriann Nickola Gray
(631) 261-4400
79 Middleville Rd
Northport, NY
Dariush Radparvar
(516) 562-4815
300 Community Dr
Manhasset, NY
Gerry Helaine Rubin, MD
631-666-0262
180 E Main St
Bay Shore, NY
William Man Chan Cheng, MD
516-921-1442
Syosset, NY
Louis J Lester, MD
516-482-8657
28 Martin Ct
Great Neck, NY
Data Provided by:
    

Provided By:

TUESDAY, Sept. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Taking good care of your teeth may help cut your risk of developing head or neck cancer, suggests a new study that links a gum disease to such tumors.

Having chronic periodontitis, a gum disease involving the progressive loss of the bone and soft tissue attached to the teeth, appeared to increase one's odds of developing head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, especially in the mouth and throat.

The findings was published online Sept. 8 in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

"Prevent periodontitis; if you have it already, get treatment and maintain good oral hygiene," research leader Dr. Mine Tezal, from the Buffalo, N.Y.-based Roswell Park Cancer Institute, said in a news release issued by the journal's publisher.

The cancer risk appeared to be roughly as high for chronic periodontitis patients, regardless of whether they smoked or used any tobacco products, but further study may be needed to confirm this, Tezal said.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research has more about gum disease.

SOURCE: American Association for Cancer Research, news release, Sept. 8, 2009

Copyright © 2009 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved.

Read Article at HealthDay.com

Related Articles
- Head and Neck Cancer Treatment Huntington Station NY
Incomplete and interrupted radiation treatment is a common problem among Medicare patients with head and neck cancer, a new study has found. Researchers analyzed data from 5,086 Medicare patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer between 1997 and 2003 and found that nearly 40 percent of them experienced interruptions in radiation therapy or failed to complete the course of therapy.
- High Risk Moles Huntington Station NY
- High Levels of Selenium Decreases Incidence of Skin Cancer. Huntington Station NY
- Follow Up After Skin Cancer Huntington Station NY
- Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Huntington Station NY
- Increased Heart Disease Risks Huntington Station NY
- Exercise for Prostate Cancer Huntington Station NY
- Risks for Childhood Cancer Survivors Huntington Station NY