As more and more research has investigated the links between periodontal and various systemic diseases, one of the more shocking links has been demonstrated with gum disease and pancreatic cancer.  That’s right, if you have gum disease you are more prone to developing pancreatic cancer and the worse of the periodontal disease, the more rapid the onset and aggressiveness of the pancreatic cancer takes hold.  Inflammation and diet appear to be the quick explanations for why.   Another reason to maintain a healthy mouth.