What Role Does H pylori Infection Play in Colon Cancer?...

In terms of stomach cancer, The World Health Organization classifies H pylori as a “class I carcinogen”, which means the bacteria are in the same classification as smoking and asbestos are for lung cancer. Furthermore, the general consensus is that H pylori infection is the number one risk factor for stomach cancer. It defies belief how some doctors pass off H pylori as non-problematic. Some studies indicate relationships between H pylori and other types of cancer, leading scientists to become interested in the role of the infection in colon cancer. Its role in colon cancer is controversial. A Greek study recently explored the relationship between H. pylori infection and...