Exploring the link between microorganisms and oral cancer: a systematic review of the literature.

@article{Hooper2009ExploringTL,
  title={Exploring the link between microorganisms and oral cancer: a systematic review of the literature.},
  author={Samuel James Hooper and Melanie J. Wilson and St John Crean},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 9},
  pages={
          1228-39
        }
}
The majority of cases of oral cancer have been related to tobacco use and heavy alcohol consumption. However, the incidence of oral cavity carcinoma appears to be increasing in many parts of the world in a manner that it is difficult to explain with traditional risk factors alone. Meanwhile, interest in the possible relationships between microorganisms and the different stages of cancer development has been rising and numerous mechanisms by which bacteria and yeast may initiate or promote… CONTINUE READING

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