Autoimmunity and the Risk of Cancer: Discuss the immunological basis of
autoimmunity and its possible association with cancer”.
Please note that neither the pathophysiological nor the epidemiological features of
autoimmunity are expected in this assignment; strictly discuss the immunological
Autoimmunity and the risk of cancer
- Brief description of autoimmunity (immunological mechanism) and typical
examples of autoimmune diseases.
- Brief description of cancer and how cancer is suggested to be due to failure of
the immune system to deter or stop mass production of mutated cells.
- The-current school of thought claiming an association between immune
deficiency and cancer; taking cervical cancer as an example of inflammation
- Is there evidence or a strong suggestion of autoimmunity leading to cancer?
Explore and raise all points with strong evidence as well as a weak evidence
but speculation that some autoimmune diseases may cause cancer.