Blood Infections Tied to Colon Cancer Risk.

An analysis of health data concerning over two million adults found evidence that blood infections from anaerobic bacteria such as Clostridium septicum may be associated with an increased risk for developing colon cancer in the near future. The findings suggest that healthcare providers should screen patients for colon cancer if they have recently been diagnosed with a blood infection caused by anaerobic bacteria.

European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, April 2020