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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 TNF? 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