Head and Neck Cancer Risk Wantagh 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

Philip Schulman
(646) 227-3813
650 Commack Rd
Commack, NY
BER-YUH YANG, MD
(718) 539-8483
13511 40Th Road
Flushing, NY
HARGOVIND DEWAL, MD
(631) 462-2225
763 Larkfield Road
Commack, NY
Ronald Alan Primis, MD
516-536-1455
242 Merrick Rd Ste 301
Rockville Centre, NY
Richard Li-Cheng X, MR
631-444-8382
20 Donaldson Pl
Roslyn Heights, NY
Stuart M Lichtman
(646) 227-3813
650 Commack Rd
Commack, NY
Farida P Chaudhri MD
(718) 358-3057
146-01 45th Ave
Flushing, NY
MICHAEL MELGAR, MD
(516) 829-2016
107 Northern Boulevard
Great Neck, NY
Craig Edward Devoe, MD
516-562-8973
300 Community Dr 9 Monti
Manhasset, NY
Djin Yong Tjioe, MD
516-742-5344
217 Mineola Blvd
Mineola, 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
- Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Wantagh NY
Hormone therapy to treat advanced prostate cancer can increase the risk of heart disease, but some types of hormone therapy appear to be safer than others, new research has found. The study included 30,642 Swedish men with either locally advanced prostate cancer or prostate cancer that had spread (metastatic cancer), who had received hormone therapy as primary treatment for their cancer.
- Increased Heart Disease Risks Wantagh NY
- Exercise for Prostate Cancer Wantagh NY
- High Levels of Selenium Decreases Incidence of Skin Cancer. Wantagh NY
- Follow Up After Skin Cancer Wantagh NY
- High Risk Moles Wantagh NY
- Head and Neck Cancer Treatment Wantagh NY
- Risks for Childhood Cancer Survivors Wantagh NY