Agata Bielecka-Dąbrowa1, Simon Hannam2, Jacek Rysz3, Maciej Banach1, *
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2011
First Page: 35
Last Page: 40
Publisher ID: TOCMJ-5-35
Article History:Received Date: 1/12/2010
Revision Received Date: 5/1/2011
Acceptance Date: 6/1/2011
Electronic publication date: 24/2/2011
Collection year: 2011
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Cholesterol and triglycerides, important lipid constituents of cell, are essential to carry out several vital physiological functions. Lipids might be associated with cancers because they play a key role in the maintenance of cell integrity. The pathway for cholesterol synthesis may also produce various tumorigenic compounds and cholesterol serves as a precursor for the synthesis of many sex hormones linked to increased risk of various cancers. In some malignant diseases, blood cholesterol undergoes early and significant changes. The mechanism for the link between cancer and cholesterol remains controversial. The dates from studies are confusing because both hypolipidemia and hypercholesterolemia might be connected with malignancy. Not only cancers but also antineoplastic therapies have an influence on lipid profile. There are also dates suggesting that antihyperlipemic drugs might nfluenced malignancy.