Gum disease increases the likelihood of cancers including oesophagal cancer in women, a study shows. Image: Alamy

Gum disease linked to higher cancer risk in women, study finds

Researchers find significantly higher risk of cancers of the oesophagus, breast, lungs and gall bladder, and melanomas, in women with a history of periodontal disease, but more research is needed to find reasons

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Gum disease increases the likelihood of cancers including oesophagal cancer in women, a study shows. Image: Alamy
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