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Doctor insights on: Fatty Tumors In Humans

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Curious as to why can't microbiologists just experiment on tumor cells instead of humans?

Curious as to why can't microbiologists just experiment on tumor cells instead of humans?

They do: When a tumor system is being evaluated many companies do chemosenistivity studies, culturing tumor and testing single and combination drugs. When evaluating ADCC (antibody dependent cell cytotoxicity) it is done in vitro with effector cells, but final activity must reveal activity in the host and not even animal systems to prove efficacy. ...Read more

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What is human tumor necrosis factor alpha and why is its use?

What is human tumor necrosis factor alpha and why is its use?

Stimulate reaction: Tumor necrosis-alpha , ( tnf) also known as cachexin or cachectin is a cytokine mainly secreated by macrophages stimulates the acute phase of inflamation. Tnf regulates the immune cells, performs varieties functions as pyrogen ( causing fever ), regulates cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis ( cell death or suicide ) , in lipid metabolism, in coagulation of blood etc. ...Read more

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What is human tumor necrosis factor alpha? Why is it so painful?

Endogenous pyrogen: In looking for mechanisms for Coleys Toxin as a cancer vaccine, bacterial toxins used were found to release a chemical termed tumor necrosis factor. This was found to be the same as cachexin, or now TNFα It is involved in systemic inflammation and is a member of a group of cytokines that stimulate acute phase reaction. It is produced by macrophages, CD4+ lymphocytes and NK cells. ...Read more

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What can cause a brain tumor in humans?

What can cause a brain tumor in humans?

Etiology of tumors: Exposure to Radiation is the only definite risk factor for all types of brain tumors ( meningiomas and gliomas)
History of previous cancers during childhood ( leukemias, lymphomas)
Genetic conditions such Neurofibromatosis type 1 and 2
Tuberous sclerosis, Li Fraumeni, Von hippel Lindau,Turcot ,Turner and Grolin Syndromes
AIDS
power lines, cell phones , hair dye and smoking not proven as causes. ...Read more

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What is human tumor necrosis factor tnf alpha and why is it so painful?

What is human tumor necrosis factor tnf alpha and why is it so painful?

Does the term: Inflammatory cytokine help? It is not specific to any disease but may be a pathway to appetite loss, it's also called cachexin, and a pathway involved in cellular and organ injury...Including radiation, and possibly a cause of lung injury from xrt. It is not of itself painful. ...Read more

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What's the reason behind human body developing cancers, tumors, cysts, atherosclerosis? Why does human body malfunction today?

What's the reason behind human body developing cancers, tumors, cysts, atherosclerosis? Why does human body malfunction today?

Malfunction: Not sure that the human body malfunctions so much, as it wears out. Historically people have always died and we used to say it was due to old age, now we are able to diagnose it with cancer, stroke, infarctions so we have more information. Also we are exposed to more toxins, are obese and have poor diets. Back in man's early age humans were more active, had a healthier diet. ...Read more

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Fatty tumors painful?

Fatty tumors painful?

Not typically: Fatty tumors (or lipomas as they're called) typicallyarenon cancerous and painless. If you have a mass that is painful you should be checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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Are fatty tumors dangerous ?

Are fatty tumors dangerous ?

Common fatty tumor: is lipoma ,is benign tumor not dangerous , the malignant type is liposarcoma is dangerous, fortunately not common. ...Read more

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What causes fatty tumors on the back?

What causes fatty tumors on the back?

I am not sure: If you are referring to multiple lipomas? See a dermatologist to accurately diagnose the tumors. ...Read more

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How to reduce or eliminate fatty tumors?

How to reduce or eliminate fatty tumors?

Excision.: The most common type of "fatty tumor" is called a lipoma. These tumors are benign and are often felt / palpated underneath the skin on the trunk and arms / legs. They are generally mobile and soft. Lipomas are not malignant and do not have malignant potential. If a lipoma is concerning or cosmetically unacceptable, the standard treatment is surgical excision. ...Read more

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What is a fatty tumor?

What is a fatty tumor?

Lipoma: Doctors are usually referring to a soft growth composed of a benign tumor that developed from fat cells. They usually are very slow growing and don't cause problems but easily excised. However a liposarcoma can also appear the same and be more aggressive and are malignant. ...Read more

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What is a fatty tumor?

What is a fatty tumor?

Lipoma (LYE-PO-MAH): Lipomas are benign tumors composed of fat calls. They may occur anywhere on the body, usually under the skin but over the fascia that covers muscles; less frequently, they are deep to the fascia. Surgical removal is optional, often dependent on discomfort, rapid growth, and/or cosmetic concerns. In general, they are very easy to remove, often under local anesthesia in an office setting. ...Read more

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What causes a fatty tumor?

What causes a fatty tumor?

Unknown: I am not aware of the cause of benign fatty tumors called lipoma. They can run in families but most often they are just present with no known cause. ...Read more

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Can a simple fatty tumor grow in size?

Can a simple fatty tumor grow in size?

Yes: The standard lipoma presents as small subcutaneous soft nodules 1-2 cm. in diameter. Occassionally one sees an extremity lesion, or one of retroperitoneum, lipomatous in origin reaching 20 cm. or more in size. If a small lipoma grows quickly and obtains a 10 cm. dia. it should be resected, because here a malignant change to liposarcoma is possible. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a fatty tumor?

What are the symptoms of a fatty tumor?

It depends on...: ...What it is pushing up against. Fatty tumors, or lipomas, are benign lumps which typically develop in the fatty layer just under the skin; occasionally, they develop deeper, at the muscle layer. Symptoms are usually secondary to what the tumor is pushing up against, and are usually mild-to-minimal. Most people request excision due to cosmetic reasons. ...Read more

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Is it ok to tàttoo over a "fatty tumor"?

Is it ok to tàttoo over a "fatty tumor"?

Future scar/tattoo: There is no medical reason to avoid tattoo over fatty tumor. However when you think ahead to where the scar will be located if the fatty tumor is removed, will it impact your tattoo (scar thru tattoo) or your decision to get tattooed? Surgical fatty tumor removal before tattoo? ...Read more

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What is a fatty tumor and should I worry?

What is a fatty tumor and should I worry?

No: Fatty tumor is called a lipoma. It can grow slowly and if it not painful it s not necessary to remove it. ...Read more

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What are the core symptoms of fatty tumor?

What are the core symptoms of fatty tumor?

Painless lump: A lipoma is the most common fatty tumor. The main symptoms are a painless lump that can appear almost anywhere in/on the body. Often there are no symptoms and the lump is found incidentally during a different test ordered for another reason. Lipomas, if they are symptomatic, can be removed surgically. ...Read more

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Fatty tissue or cancerous tumor, how to tell?

Fatty tissue or cancerous tumor, how to tell?

Biopsy: Fatty tissue in the form of a lipoma becomes suspiciaous for malignancy when it grows and reachs over 10 cm. With large fatty tumors, total excision is required for diagnosis since part of the tumor can be benign and part malignant. A sample biopsy can prove to be wrong. ...Read more

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Can a fatty tumor rupture?

Can a fatty tumor rupture?

Lipoma: Fatty tumors, lipomas, can rupture with trauma to the actual lesion. They will often recur though. This is not a treatment. Liposuction has also been tried but the tumors often occur. ...Read more

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How to treat a fatty tumor?

How to treat a fatty tumor?

Observe or remove: One option is to observe it as they do not become cancerous. Surgical excision is the best way to remove them. Have had a few patients try liposuction without successful results, but may work for some. ...Read more

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Whats a small fatty tumor on the lower back?

Whats a small fatty tumor on the lower back?

Lipoma: Likely a lipoma - a benign fatty tumor. However, if you have rapid growth, skin changes or more symptoms of concern - get checked out to be safe. Some soft tissue cancer can start by looking innocent. ...Read more

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I would like to know treatments for fatty tissue tumors or removal options?

I would like to know treatments for fatty tissue tumors or removal options?

Watch or remove: Fatty tumors (lipomas) are usually benign although a malignant form exists (liposarcoma). If the tumors are symptomatic or cosmetically embarrassing, they can usually be removed surgically under local anesthesia with or without mild sedation. If they are large or growing, they should usually be removed to be certain they are not malignant. You should see an experienced surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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What is a fatty tumor on the bowel?

What is a fatty tumor on the bowel?

Benign Tumor: Lipomas(fatty tumors)can be found anywhere along the intestinal tract, typically bulging towards the intestinal lumen. Though often completely harmless, when large they can erode thru the inner lining of the intestine and cause bleeding. Furthermore, they may cause (small)bowel obstruction, as the intestine tries to propagate the tumor out (intususception). Rx is only required for complications. ...Read more

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How would fatty tumor in gut be removed?

How would fatty tumor in gut be removed?

GI lipomas: Are usually asymptomatic. Sometimes they can cause bleeding, at which time a surgical removal would be necessary. Consult a surgeon. ...Read more

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Can fatty tumor be removed that is close to adams apple?

Can fatty tumor be removed that is close to adams apple?

Yes: Fatty tumors of the head and neck should be removed. As they get bigger, they can cause significant problems and become more difficult to remove as they grow. These are called lipomas and can occur anywhere in the body. They are usually removed by a surgeon. Of note lipomas near the adam's apple are not that common. I would see an ENT to confirm that is your diagnosis. ...Read more