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lymph vessels

Thin tubes that drain the body’s tissue fluid (lymph) from all over the body to lymph nodes.

axillary lymph nodes

Lymph nodes in and around the armpit.

lymph nodes

Also called lymph glands. Small, beanshaped structures that form part of the lymphatic system. They collect and destroy bacteria and viruses.

mediastinum

The area in the chest between the lungs. It contains the heart and large blood vessels, the oesophagus, the trachea and many lymph nodes….

lymphoedema

Persistent swelling in tissues as a result of obstruction or damage of lymphatic vessels or lymph nodes from infection, cancer or cancer treatment….

lymphadenectomy

Removal of the lymph glands from a part of the body. Also called a lymph node dissection….

sentinel node

The first lymph node to receive lymph fluid directly from a tumour….

lymphadenectomy

Removal of the lymph glands from a part of the body. Also called a lymph node dissection.

angiogenesis

The formation of new blood vessels. This enables tumours to develop their own blood supply, which helps them grow.

metastatic neck cancer with unknown primary

Cancer that is found in the lymph nodes of the neck but the primary location cannot be located. It may have started as a head and neck cancer, and is often treated as such….