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lymphatic system

[lim-fat-ick] the tissues and organs (including lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, and bone marrow) that produce and store lymphocytes (white blood cells that fight infection) and the channels or vessels that carry the lymph fluid. This is an important part of the body’s immune system. Invasive cancers sometimes get into the lymphatic vessels and spread (metastasize) to lymph nodes. See also bone marrow, invasive cancer, lymph, lymph node, lymphocyte, metastasize, thymus, spleen.

Lymph Nodes and Cancer

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the lymph system? ... This network is a part of the body's immune system. ...

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

Cancer Glossary

... See also lymph node, lymphatic system, lymphocyte, immune system. ... See
also lymph, lymph node, lymphatic system, lymphocyte. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=l

What is Hodgkin disease?

... part of the immune and blood-forming systems; ... well as lymphocytes and other
immune system cells; Lymphatic vessels: small tubes, similar to blood ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/hodgkindisease/detailedguide/hodgkin-disease-what-is-hodgkin-disease

What is non-Hodgkin lymphoma in children?

... of the body's immune and blood-forming systems; ... as lymphocytes and other
immune system cells; Lymphatic vessels: small tubes, similar to blood ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-hodgkinlymphomainchildren/detailedguide/non-hodgkin-lymphoma-in-children-non-hodgkin-lymphomain-children

What is breast cancer?

... The lymph (lymphatic) system of the breast. The lymph system is important
to understand because it is one way breast cancers can spread. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-what-is-breast-cancer

What is breast cancer in men?

... affect the growth of breast cells. The lymph (lymphatic) system of the
breast. The lymph system is important to understand ...

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

Cancer Glossary

... It often affects the the lymphatic system (a network of thin vessels and nodes
throughout the body that serves as part of the immune system). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=n

What is breast cancer?

... The lymph (lymphatic) system of the breast. The lymph system is important
to understand because it is one way breast cancers can spread. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-what-is-breast-cancer?sitearea=

What is small cell lung cancer?

... The lymph (lymphatic) system. The lymph system is one of the ways in which
lung cancers can spread. This system has several parts: ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/lungcancer-smallcell/detailedguide/small-cell-lung-cancer-what-is-small-cell-lung-cancer

What is non-small cell lung cancer?

... The lymph (lymphatic) system. The lymph system is one of the ways in which
lung cancers can spread. This system has several parts: ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/lungcancer-non-smallcell/detailedguide/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-what-is-non-small-cell-lung-cancer