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Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Specialist Assoc. Dr. Duran Tok said, “I would like to emphasize that immune activation can actually be not only against Covid-19 infection, but also against cancer cells in our body. Studies conducted show that immunity against Covid-19 can also be effective against cancer cells.”
CANCER CELL LOSSED IN TWO PATIENTS ABROAD
Citing the article published in the British Journal of Haematology as an example, Assoc. Dr. Tok said, “A 61-year-old male patient is caught in lymph cancer. After a certain period of time, without taking the basic treatments for lymph cancer, he goes to the hospital with a picture like wheezing, shortness of breath, and cough. It is learned that he has Covid-19 in the examinations. The patient is discharged. Supportive treatments are given. Later, he applies to the hospital about 3-4 months later for lymphatic cancer control. During this application, a regression in lymph cancer, a decrease in the number and consistency of button-shaped swellings that we call ‘lymphomatoid’ are detected ” .
‘WEIGHT ATTACKING CANCER CELLS ALSO’
Assoc. Dr. Tok, in fact, noting that cells with cancer cell potential are formed in everybody, “Our immune system can overcome the cells that have foreign and cancer potential in our immune system. The body recognizes the cancerous cell. It already has a reaction against it. But there is no reaction that will completely eliminate all of them. Let’s consider that a triggering occurs due to Covid-19. Now, let’s assume that the cells that will do this process in immunity with the effect of cytokines almost go crazy or are activated too much. It attacks the target cells more and more. As the components that eliminate cancer cells are very activated, they attack not only Covid-19, but also cancer cells, there is a regression and elimination in them, “he said.
Assoc. Dr. Tok, stating that such an immune activation is with Covid-19 today, “I want to emphasize that the immune activation can actually be not only against Covid-19 infection, but also against cancer cells in our body. Studies conducted have shown that immunity against Covid-19 is against cancer cells. also show that it can be effective, “he said.