Thin tubes that drain the body’s tissue fluid (lymph) from all over the body to lymph nodes.
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Also called lymph glands. Small, beanshaped structures that form part of the lymphatic system. They collect and destroy bacteria and viruses.
Lymph nodes in and around the armpit.
Persistent swelling in tissues as a result of obstruction or damage of lymphatic vessels or lymph nodes from infection, cancer or cancer treatment….
The area in the chest between the lungs. It contains the heart and large blood vessels, the oesophagus, the trachea and many lymph nodes….
Removal of the lymph glands from a part of the body. Also called a lymph node dissection….
Removal of the lymph glands from a part of the body. Also called a lymph node dissection.
The first lymph node to receive lymph fluid directly from a tumour….
The formation of new blood vessels. This enables tumours to develop their own blood supply, which helps them grow.
Surgery to remove lymph nodes and some surrounding structures in the neck, such as muscle, fat or nerves….