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lymph

[limf] clear fluid that flows through the lymphatic vessels and contains white blood cells called lymphocytes. These cells are important in fighting infections. See also lymph node, lymphatic system, lymphocyte, immune system.

Lymph Nodes and Cancer

Cancer can appear in the lymph nodes in two ways: it can either start there
or it can spread there from somewhere else. ... Lymph Nodes and Cancer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/lymph-nodes-and-cancer

What is the lymph system?

... Signs of lymphedema. What is the lymph system? ... Lymph fluid has proteins,
salts, and water, as well as white blood cells, which help fight infections. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/lymphedema/understandinglymphedema/understanding-lymphedema-for-cancers-other-than-breast-cancer-lymph-system

Lymph node surgery for breast cancer patients—Can I get by ...

... The American Cancer Society. Lymph node surgery for breast cancer
patients—Can I get by with less? April 12, 2011 By Debbie Saslow, PhD. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/expertvoices/post/2011/04/12/lymph-node-surgery-for-breast-cancer-patientse28094can-i-get-by-with-less.aspx

Surgery for breast cancer | American Cancer Society

... Surgery is also used to check the lymph nodes under the arm for cancer
spread. Options for ... Lymph node surgery. To determine ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-treating-surgery

How is breast cancer staged? | American Cancer Society

... Nearby lymph nodes (N; based on looking at them under a microscope): ...
N0: Cancer has not spread to nearby lymph nodes. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-staging

Some With Breast Cancer May Be Able to Skip Full Lymph ...

Removing all of a woman's underarm lymph nodes may be unnecessary
for some breast cancer patients, according to a new study. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/some-with-breast-cancer-may-be-able-to-skip-full-lymph-node-removal

How is breast cancer in men staged? | American Cancer ...

... N categories for breast cancer (based on looking at the lymph nodes under
a microscope). ... N0: Cancer has not spread to nearby lymph nodes. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancerinmen/detailedguide/breast-cancer-in-men-staging

How is melanoma skin cancer staged?

... This includes its thickness in the skin, whether it has spread to nearby lymph
nodes or any other organs, and certain other factors. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/skincancer-melanoma/detailedguide/melanoma-skin-cancer-staging

How is colorectal cancer staged?

... has grown into the wall of the intestine, whether or not it has reached nearby
structures, and whether or not it has spread to the lymph nodes or ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-staged