Defeat this lethal cancer... before you even know it's there
There's no such thing as a "good" cancer, but pancreatic cancer is one of the worst there is.
It eventually kills 95 percent of the people who get it -- and some go so fast that you might not even have time to say goodbye.
I know of folks who've died within a week of being diagnosed.
One reason this cancer is so deadly is that it usually strikes without a single symptom.
You won't feel a thing as the tumor forms and takes hold... and by the time you DO feel something, it's much too late.
But based on the latest research, there IS something you can do right now... before you're even diagnosed... that could stop the tumor from forming in the first place and SLASH your risk of this deadly disease.
All you have to do is take better care of your teeth and gums -- because a new study shows how the same germs behind gum disease could also play a role in pancreatic cancer.
One strain of bacteria, Porphyromonas gingivalis, will boost your risk of developing pancreatic cancer by 59 percent over 10 years, according to the study. Another common germ, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, will increase that risk by 50 percent.
Here's what you need to know about this study: It only included patients who tested positive for the bacteria at least two years BEFORE getting the cancer.
In other words, these bacteria are showing up first... LONG before the cancer... and could be speeding the growth of the tumor or maybe even helping it to form in the first place.
And that's hardly the only risk of these germs. Other studies have shown how the same bacteria behind gum disease can cause inflammation and other problems throughout the body.
As a result, they've been linked to dementia, heart attack, stroke and more. One study even found that keeping your gums clean can cut your risk of hospital admission by as much as 39 percent.
You already know what you need to do about this: brush and floss.
Not sometimes... not most of the time... but ALL of the time. Ideally, after every meal -- but at the very least, after breakfast and dinner. Take the time to floss between ALL of your teeth properly, brush with natural fluoride-free toothpaste, and visit the dentist for regular cleanings.
And limit your sugar -- it feeds the bacteria that gnaw on your teeth and chew through your gums.
Along with cutting your risk of pancreatic cancer, you'll also prevent both cavities and tooth loss, and you'll be able to eat the foods you love more easily well into your senior years.