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What is the tumor necrosis factor alpha?

What is the tumor necrosis factor alpha?

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

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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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 is the definition or description of: tumor necrosis factor-alpha?

What is the definition or description of: tumor necrosis factor-alpha?

A cytokine: Tnf Alpha is a protein molecule involved in communication between cells, it is involved in inflammation. The main function is part of the immune system response. It is primarily produced by cells called macrophages but may be produced by many other cells. It causes fever, may induce programmed cell death (apoptosis) and is important in the response to sepsis (via molecules called interleukins). ...Read more

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What can you tell me about the tumor necrosis factor?

Cytokine: Tumor necrosis factor was a cytokine first isolated from macrophages and CD4 cells in response to understanding how Coley's toxin worked. It was felt to be the factor that induced destruction of malignancies but when sequenced proved to be the same molecule as cachexin, a chemical produced by tumor like pancreatic cancer that induced cachexia in patients. ...Read more

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What are those tumor necrosis factor-alpha blockers?

What are those tumor necrosis factor-alpha blockers?

Tnf blocker: Tumor necrosis factor (tnf) promotes the inflammatory response and is increased in autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, crohn's disease, psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa. The various tnf blockers help treat these conditions. ...Read more

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How would you describe tumor necrosis factor-alpha blockers?

How would you describe tumor necrosis factor-alpha blockers?

Tumor necrosis: Factor (tnf) promotes the inflammatory response, which in turn causes many of the clinical problems associated with autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis. These disorders are sometimes treated by using a tnf inhibitor. The important side effects that have been most extensively related to tnf blockers include: lymphoma, infections, congestive heart ad others. ...Read more

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What is tumor necrosis factor alpha? It sounds like it makes something die?

What is tumor necrosis factor alpha? It sounds like it makes something die?

Immunology: Tumor necrosis factor Alpha is an inflammatory immune chemical marker that is used in research for new medicines to treat such problems as multiple sclerosis and even alzheimers. Several other chemicals include interleukins and cytokines. The names are catchy, and come from research discoveries, but do not really correlate with survival. ...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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How often do doctors look at tumor necrosis factor in a patients blood when definitively diagnosing someone for cardiac cachexia?

How often do doctors look at tumor necrosis factor in a patients blood when definitively diagnosing someone for cardiac cachexia?

Never heard of it: As a pathologist / lab specialist, let me reassure you. The diagnosis of cardiac cachexia is made on the most valuable of all tests -- the history and physical exam. Labs are useful when, and only when, they detect disease that you'd miss on h;p. Tumor necrosis factors were once called "cachexins" and may or may not have something to do with the curious wasting seen in cancer. ...Read more

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Extensive tumor necrosis! How to diagnose, what to do?

Remove if possible: When tumor get very large and essentially loose blood supply necrosis can set in. If extensive, tumor necrosis syndrome develops and release of toxins into the blood stream can occur. At this point debulking of the lesion is beneficial. ...Read more

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Is radiation for a squameous cell cancer tumor behind eye on optic nerve next to brain safe or could it cause necrosis of brain. Do I need proton?

Is radiation for a squameous cell cancer tumor behind eye on optic nerve next to brain safe or could it cause necrosis of brain. Do I need proton?

Palliative: Retrobulbar optic nerve involvement with metastatic tumor rare. Squamous malignancies are very few in that area. Chemo and RT given have mostly been palliative. Gamma knife therapy might be better than trying proton beam. With RT and chemo results in general have not been that encouraging. ...Read more

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Please help? My boobs got bigger after tumor removal. Is it because of the surgery or other factors?

Please help? My boobs got bigger after tumor removal. Is it because of the surgery or other factors?

Need more info....: Was the tumor in your breast? Was it benign or cancerous. How long ago? Have you gained weight since?

Enlargement of both breasts at age 49 usually is unrelated to any type of surgery. Extra estrogen (from pills, patches, or your natural hormones) can make the breasts swell. I hate to mention it, but could you be pregnant? Weight gain is a common cause. See your doctor if none of these. ...Read more

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Vascular endothelial growth factor. Is that something in cancer tumors?

Vascular endothelial growth factor. Is that something in cancer tumors?

Yes: Vascular endothelial growth factor (vegf) is a substance that cells produce which helps them recruit the growth of new blood vessels. Blood vessels are essential in bring normal cells and cancer cells the oxygen and nutrients they need to keep growing. The growth of some types of cancer can be slowed or controlled by blocking vegf. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for bone tumors?

What are the risk factors for bone tumors?

3 types: Three types of lesions of bone are noted. Most common is metastatic from a lesion such as breast ca or prostate ca. Other Ca cause is where marrow acts as a reservoir and eventually releases tumor cells. Congenital lesions such as cartilaginous lesions can convert to malignancies i.e. chondro- sarcoma and the 3rd being tumors such as giant cell lesions or Pagets tumor of bone becoming Ca. ...Read more

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What`s the difference between cancer and tumor?

What`s the difference between cancer and tumor?

Tumor vs cancer: A tumor is an excessive growth of tissue. It can be benign (not dangerous) or malignant (dangerous because it can spread). Cancer is caused by malignant tumors. ...Read more

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Please explain what does p s a mean in a tumor marker blood test?

Please explain what does p s a mean in a tumor marker blood test?

Test for prostate ca: PSA is a blood tumor marker for prostate cancer but can be elevated in prostatitis, a benign inflammation of the prostate. It is especially helpful in screening men for early prostate cancer and In following the effectiveness of therapy. There is controversy in recent years in whether elderly males should be screened or not as prostate cancer can be slowly progressive without treatment. ...Read more

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I was wondering what does "p s a" mean in a tumor marker blood test?

I was wondering what does "p s a" mean in a tumor marker blood test?

PSA: Psa is an acronym for prostate specific antigen. A very high level of this marker in the blood could be indicative of prostate cancer, however there has been much debate recently as to how good a screening test it is. Higher than normal psa levels can be caused by benign growths. ...Read more

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If tumor markers are consistently rising does it mean tamoxifen isn't working? My ca27-29 went from the 20's to 48 to 52 and now 66 since october.

If tumor markers are consistently rising does it mean tamoxifen isn't working? My ca27-29 went from the 20's to 48 to 52 and now 66 since october.

Setting?: Are you taking it after curative surgery (adjuvant) or to control metastatic disease? Markers can be confusing. I have to say the progressive elevation of your 27.29 is suspicious but I'm taking it out of the context of your clinical situation. I'm sure your oncologist will gladly sit down with you and explain its meaning and what he/she has in mind for next. ...Read more

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Surgery put off no ins I am disable haven't got it yet. Tumor been growing for a year now it feel s like its wraarourd. Something an I am having pain joldonng things on my atms an turning my neck?

Surgery put off no ins I am disable haven't got it yet. Tumor been growing for a year now it feel s like its wraarourd. Something an I am having pain joldonng things on my atms an turning my neck?

May need to go to ER: If you have been told that you have a tumor and it is causing these kinds of symptom, you need help. If this is a tumor that you know about, it could be affecting nerves in the neck or spinal cord. This is a possible emergency.
If the pain is severe you need to go to the er. The hospital might be able to get you covered by medicaid. ...Read more

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Friend has an baseball sized tumor? Growth on the outside of his chest. It looks soft & says it 's bleeds when he moves to fast& 2 tiny 1's on arm

Friend has an baseball sized tumor? Growth on the outside of his chest. It looks soft & says it 's bleeds when he moves to fast& 2 tiny 1's on arm

May be sarcoma: Most common lesions to reach baseball size on chest wall are lipomas. However they don't bleed. One must consider if primary, that lesion is a form of angiosarcoma or vascular dysplastic melanoma. Treatment never offered unless dx available. If easily resectable, this approach needed. Two other lesions may represent mets and once dx made, PET/CAT important to find other possible sites. ...Read more

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What was the survival rate for having wilms tumor before the 60's?

What was the survival rate for having wilms tumor before the 60's?

Rapidly improving!: In 1900, virtually no child diagnosed with wilm's tumor survived. Between then and the mid-1950s survival improved to about 50% due to improved surgery and routine radiation. At that time vincristine and actinomycin were found to be effective chemo drugs for this tumor; by 1965 2-year survival was improved to 80%. Today over 90% of children with wilm's tumor are cured. ...Read more

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How long can a tumor last?

How long can a tumor last?

For life: With few exceptions, real tumors do not go away. A malignant tumor / cancer will always progress and if not treated will eventually kill the person who has it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about tumor removal?

No: No, because you have not told us where the tumor is, whether it's malignant, and what the health problem is. ...Read more

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Is it good to eat a banana every day?

Is it good to eat a banana every day?

In general: It's good especially if your body needs POTASSIUM (eg; you are taking a DIURETIC (fluid pill)


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Can the japanese banana diet be safe?

Can the japanese banana diet be safe?

Avoid: Too much potassium in your diet can be dangerous to normal heart function. Extremes do not work I've written a good summary of the elements of a healthy diet. You can cut and paste this link to read my summary. Www. Mdprevent. Blogspot. Com. ...Read more

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How long is recovery from tumor removal?

How long is recovery from tumor removal?

Varies for tumor: Recovery rom tumor surgery depends on the organ from which the tumor is removed and the nature and size of the tumor. Breast excision for Ca heals in several days at home. Colon Ca removal takes about 1 wk to heal. Pancreatic Ca surgery with multiple anastomosis can take 2 wks to heal before going home. ...Read more

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Where do they get these banana bags from?

Where do they get these banana bags from?

Made in pharmacy: They're usually made in the hospital pharmacy. It's just saline with multivitamins, thiamine, and folate (folic acid) added in. The additives turn the water yellow - banana bag. ...Read more

Necrosis (Definition)

Necrosis is the the death of cells and tissue. In dentistry, root canals are often needed when the pulp tissue inside a ...Read more