A clear fluid that flows through the lymphatic system and carries cells that help to fight disease and infection.

Lymph Glands

See lymph nodes.

Lymph Node Dissection

Some lymph nodes near the site of the cancer are removed by surgery and examined to see if they contain cancer cells. Also know as lymphadanectomy.

Lymph Nodes

Small, bean-shaped structures which form part of the lymphatic system. The lymph nodes filter the lymph to remove bacteria and other harmful agents, such as cancer cells. The lymphatic system is part of the immune system. It is a network of small lymph nodes connected by very thin lymph vessels, which branch into every part of the body.

Cancer Dictionary

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