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This is an excellent question. We mostly hear about parasites being attacked by white blood cells, but mites are obviously too large to be phagocytosed, and furthermore the white blood cells are in the mite's stomach by the time they come into contact with the mite. Yet, mites are usually too small for us to see, so we can't crush them like we crush fleas. I ...


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After trying to answer this for a while, I've reached the conclusion that the information needed to answer it satisfactorily doesn't exist. I'll go ahead and summarize my findings here for you though, hopefully it's informative. Different viruses infect different cells, and different people's immune systems are more or less successful at limiting infection, ...


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You could try DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg's Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology. It has detailed information on both biological and clinical aspects of cancer. Apparently, the publishers regularly release online updates to cover the latest developments in oncology. Reference to the current edition: DeVita VT, Rosenberg SA, Lawrence TS, editors....


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