Lymph Nodes

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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Medical News Today: Preauricular Lymph Nodes: What To Know

The preauricular lymph nodes sit just in front of the ears. Some medical problems, such as infections, can cause them to swell. Learn more here.

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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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Less-invasive Mastectomy Safe For More Breast Cancer Patients

A less-invasive mastectomy that leaves the surface of the breast intact has become a safe option for more patients, including those whose breast cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes or who have risk factors for surgical complications, a a new...
Related topics: Mastectomy, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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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: Possible Causes Of A Lump On The Back Of The Neck Hairline

Lumps on the back of the neck hairline can be the result of skin irritation or acne or may be a sign of a new mole. Other possible causes include muscle knots, cysts, boils, and swollen lymph nodes. Learn more about these causes and when to see a...
Related topics: Acne

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A New Method To Diagnose Cancer Cells Inside Lymph Nodes

The vast majority of cancer deaths occur due to the spread of cancer from one organ to another, which can happen either through the blood or the lymphatic system. However, it can be tricky to detect this early enough. Researchers have developed a...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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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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Medical News Today: Why Are My Lymph Nodes Swollen?

Swollen lymph nodes usually indicate a temporary infection, but they can also be a sign of some medical conditions, including certain immune disorders and types of cancer. We look at the causes of swollen lymph nodes, how to check the lymph nodes,...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Medical News Today: Ms: Is A 'rogue' Brain And Lymph Node Interaction To Blame?

New research suggests that the brain sends a 'rogue' signal to the immune system through lymphatic vessels, thus triggering multiple sclerosis mechanisms.
Related topics: Medical Research, Multiple Sclerosis

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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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Right-sided Colon Cancer Patients Have Poorer Survival Than Those With Left-sided Disease

Surgeons report that patients with tumors on the right side may benefit from greater lymph node harvest during their operations.
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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