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Fatty Tumors In Humans
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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