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[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. ...


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. ...


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. ...


Surgery for breast cancer

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


How is breast cancer staged?

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


How is breast cancer in men staged?

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


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. ...


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 ...


How is cancer of the esophagus staged?

... N categories. NX: Nearby lymph nodes can't be assessed. N0: The cancer
has not spread to nearby lymph nodes. N1: The ...