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Can bacterial infections cause cancer?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Not directly
Several pathogenic bacteria known to establish persistent infections, can promote or initiate abnormal cell growth by evading the immune system and creating an environment that can result in cancer (chronic inflammation and production of carcinogenic bacterial metabolites).
Helicobacter pylori is a species of bacteria that causes ulcers. If left untreated, this can lead to stomach cancer.

In brief: Not directly
Several pathogenic bacteria known to establish persistent infections, can promote or initiate abnormal cell growth by evading the immune system and creating an environment that can result in cancer (chronic inflammation and production of carcinogenic bacterial metabolites).
Helicobacter pylori is a species of bacteria that causes ulcers. If left untreated, this can lead to stomach cancer.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
In brief: Yes
The most famous is h.
Pylori bacteria that can cause stomach cancer.

In brief: Yes
The most famous is h.
Pylori bacteria that can cause stomach cancer.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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