Lymph Nodes

Medical News Today: What To Know About Swollen Cervical Lymph Nodes

The cervical lymph nodes are tiny glands located in the sides and back of the neck. These glands can become swollen. In this article, learn why this is and how to treat it.

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Novel Surgery May Prevent Lymphedema In Patients With Breast Cancer

Of the 3.5 million breast cancer survivors in the US, one in 5 will be diagnosed with a painful swelling condition called lymphedema, which can occur as a consequence of lymph nodes being removed. UC San Diego Health now offers a novel surgical...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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No Benefit Seen For Slnb In Bcs For Dcis In Older Women

THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 -- For older patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) who undergo breast-conserving surgery (BCS), sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is not associated with improvements in long-term outcomes, according to a study...
Related topics: Biopsy, Medical Research

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Nanoparticle Therapy Targets Lymph Node Metastases

Metastasis, in which cancer cells break free from the primary tumor and form tumors at other sites, worsens the prognosis for many cancer patients. The lymph nodes -- glands of the immune system located throughout the body -- are typically the...
Related topics: Metastasis, Cancer, Oncology

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Peering Into The Soul Of The Immune System To Better Fight Disease

A rare, short-lived population of immune cells in the bloodstream may serve as 'periscopes' to monitor immune status via lymph nodes deep inside the body, according to new resesearch.

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Health Tip: Causes Of Swollen Glands

-- Swollen glands are part of the body's reaction to illness or infection, says Cleveland Clinic. Aside from the neck, lymph nodes in the groin, armpits and under the chin can swell, too. Illnesses that cause swollen glands...

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Lymph Nodes Can Predict Survival In Patients With Esophageal Cancer

It is difficult for physicians to estimate recurrence and survival in patients with esophageal cancer. Researchers have found that the response of lymph nodes, as opposed to that of primary tumors, to neoadjuvant chemotherapy is more effective in...
Related topics: Esophageal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Chemotherapy

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New Probe Could Help Surgeons More Accurately Remove Tumours

A new study has the potential to help surgeons more accurately remove tumors and detect cancer in lymph nodes during surgery.
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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Health Tip: Causes Of Swollen Lymph Nodes

-- Swollen lymph nodes often occur after exposure to bacteria or viruses, says Mayo Clinic. Common triggers include: Strep throat. Measles. Ear infection. An abscessed tooth. Mononucleosis. Skin infection. To diagnose what might be causing your...
Related topics: Bacteria, Virus, Virology, Mayo Clinic

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Why Didn’t Your Doctors Tell You The Truth?

Here’s what they should have told you: “We found cancer in your lymph nodes, your liver, your lungs, and your brain. It explains your weight loss, your difficulty breathing and your loss of appetite. This wasn’t just your...
Related topics: Brain Tumors, Cancer, Lung Cancer, Liver Cancer, Oncology, Depression

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Medical News Today: What To Know About Reactive Lymph Nodes

Reactive lymph nodes occur when nodes swell in the body, usually due to infection or injury. Symptoms include swelling, fever, and tenderness. Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more here.

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It’s Time To Change The Face Of Lung Cancer

“Please don’t tell my family,” Mary (identifying information changed) immediately asked me after I disclosed the results of her lymph node biopsy and diagnosis of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. At the time, I was a first-year...
Related topics: Lung Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Biopsy

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How Do Metastatic Tumor Cells Grow In Lymph Nodes?

Scientists revealed a mechanism to suppress the growth and spread of cancer cells in lymph nodes, forestalling any chance for them to invade new territories of the body.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Collagen Signature Helps Predict Lymph Node Status In Early Gastric Ca

(MedPage Today) -- Prediction model determines surgical course

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Monthly News Roundup - December 2018

Elzonris is First Treatment for Rare, Aggressive Form of Blood Cancer Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) previously had no approved medical treatments. BPDCN, a hematologic cancer, may involve the bone marrow, skin, lymph nodes...
Related topics: Bone Cancer, Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oncology

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Fewer Early Stage Breast Cancer Patients May Need Lymph Node Removal: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 -- For many breast cancer patients, removal of lymph nodes in the armpit area is a common procedure, due to worries that the tumor has spread to these tissues. But the operation can also bring the difficult long-term side...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Lymph Node Structural Cells Rein In Human Immune Responses

New research has veered away from traditional immunology by turning the spotlight on the structural cells that build and support the immune-rich environment of lymph nodes. Their research shows that the so-called Fibroblastic Reticular Cells (FRCs)...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping Most Cost-effective For Uterine Ca

TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 -- Sentinel lymph node mapping has the lowest costs and highest quality-adjusted survival compared to both routine and selective lymphadenectomy for managing low-risk endometrial carcinoma, according to a study published in...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Fda Warns Against Long-term Azithromycin Use For Some

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning patients with cancers of the blood or lymph nodes who undergo a donor stem cell transplant not to take azithromycin, as long-term use of the antibiotic has been associated...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Cancer, Oncology, Blood Donation, Stem Cells, Antibiotics

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Fda Approves Magnetic System For Guiding Lymph Node Biopsies

WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 -- A magnetic system for guiding lymph node biopsies in patients with breast cancer undergoing mastectomy has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Sentimag System uses magnetic detection during a...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Mastectomy

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