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Does type 2 immunity, which is what repairs cells, cause cancer, or type 1, which kills microbes and is inflammatory? which promotes cancer?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
NEITHER: Neither cellular based nor immunoglobulin (Blood) immunity cause cancer. Some tumors ( eg lymphomas) are thought to be related to INSUFFICIENT or REDUCED immunity. Hope this Helps DR Z

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