Employees of Zhejiang University have learned: the differences in the number of certain bacteria in the tongue will help identify people with early stage pancreatic cancer. According to experts, this is a reliable and easy way to diagnose cancer, writes "Gazeta.RU".
It has been previously established that changes in the intestinal microflora can occur in people with pancreatic cancer. But scientists spoke about the microflora of the tongue for the first time. The study involved 30 volunteers with pancreatic cancer at the initial stage of development. There was also a control group of 25 healthy volunteers.
Study participants did not take antibiotics and had no diseases that could change the microflora of the mouth. It turned out that the microflora of the main and control groups differed significantly. For example, in sick people, the number of bacteria Haemophilus and Porphyromonas was reduced and increased - Leptotrichia and Fusobacterium.