Two recent studies found that a type of gut bacteria found in the mouth may turn on cancer genes and affect the immune response, thus, may lead to colorectal cancer in the long run. The researchers believe their findings may lead to more timely and improved ways of diagnosing, preventing, and treating colorectal cancer. They found several evidences that link the imbalance of good and bad bacteria to colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer among Americans. Researchers have found Fusobacteria from the mouth are also abundant in tissues from colorectal cancer patients.
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