EC Microbiology

Short Communication Volume 19 Issue 5 - 2023

Cancer its Immune System Influence

Frank J Carr*

2314 Ecton Lane, Louisville, Kentucky, United States

*Corresponding Author: Frank J Carr, 2314 Ecton Lane, Louisville, Kentucky, United States.
Received: March 31, 2023; Published: April 10, 2023

Historical Background

Cancer disease has been recognized and proven, as far in history, as 5000 years with the Egyptians. Even Hippocrates during his study of body fluids, believed that the presence of black bile in the body, was responsible for cancer. He also used the terms carcinos and carcinoma are words, which relate today in terms commonly referred to as cancer [1,12].

However today, with our greater understanding and detailed knowledge of the immune system, we can appreciate the delicate balance, between our immune system, and the various immune cells, throughout our body. We see how important that balance is, particularly when trying to understand, the metabolic pathways, mechanisms, and complexity that can be involved, when reflecting how cancer occurs, and can interact within our body. This delicate balance can be demonstrated, with the simple interplay that can occur between T regs and Teff’s.

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Frank J Carr. “Cancer its Immune System Influence”. EC Microbiology  19.5 (2023): 05-07.