News tagged with lymph nodes
(Medical Xpress)—Approximately 90 percent of cancers start within tissues that form the inner linings of various organs. Decades of accumulated genetic mutations can, on occasion, induce cells specialized ...
Cancer May 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (7) | 0 |
Jay Allen used to love having what he thought was a healthy tan -- so much so that he would regularly expose his body to the lights of a sunbed to ensure he maintained his overall colour.
Health Feb 19, 2012 | 3.4 / 5 (5) | 0
Saint Louis University researchers have identified a novel mechanism to control the traffic of cells and fluid from tissues to lymphatic vessels. It may be possible to harness this mechanism to fight cancer spread from one ...
Cancer Apr 08, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Metastasis is responsible for 90% of deaths in patients with cancer. Understanding the mechanisms responsible for this process is one of the top goals of cancer research. The metastatic process involves a series of steps ...
Cancer Mar 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center are in the first phase of creating "designer lymph nodes." Designer lymph nodes are built with specialized gene-modified cells that are injected into patients and produce a pre-planned ...
Genetics Apr 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists have long believed that measuring the amount of HIV in a person's blood is an indicator of whether the virus is actively reproducing. A University of Delaware-led research team ...
HIV & AIDS May 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Doctors at Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) have found a combination of drugs to potentially treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) more effectively. The research was published online on May 3, 2013, ...
Cancer May 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
(HealthDay) -- Older men have an increased risk of developing melanoma, but most are careless about sun protection and do not know how to properly check themselves for signs of skin cancer, a new survey reveals.
Cancer May 18, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0
Immune system B cells play a crucial role in the defence of pathogens; when they detect such an intruder, they produce antibodies that help to combat the enemy. They concurrently and continuously improve ...
Immunology Mar 11, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—NC State professor of veterinary internal medicine Ed Breitschwerdt has spent the last couple of decades working with Bartonella, bacteria historically associated with "cat scratch disease." ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 24, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- The bacteria that cause Lyme disease, one of the most important emerging diseases in the United States, appear to hide out in the lymph nodes, triggering a significant immune response, ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 09, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A new study shows that removing lymph nodes due to the presence of occult, or microscopic, cancer cells found in the sentinel lymph node the one closest to the tumor -- has no impact on survival outcomes of women with ...
Cancer Jul 26, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Surprising results from two new studies may reopen debate about the value of Avastin for breast cancer. The drug helped make tumors disappear in certain women with early-stage disease, researchers found.
Cancer Jan 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(AP) -- At first, David Oliver ignored the bump on his neck that he noticed while shaving. The medical school professor assumed it was calcified scar tissue from a previous surgery.
Cancer Feb 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A new study reveals key factors that promote the spread of cancer to lymph nodes and provides a mechanism that explains how a common over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication can reduce the spread of tumor cells through ...
Cancer Feb 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A Lymph node (pronounced /ˈlɪmf noʊd/) is an organ consisting of many types of cells, and is a part of the lymphatic system. Lymph nodes are found all through the body, and act as filters or traps for foreign particles. They contain white blood cells that use oxygen to process. Thus they are important in the proper functioning of the immune system.
Lymph nodes also have clinical significance. They become inflamed or enlarged in various conditions, which may range from trivial, such as a throat infection, to life-threatening such as cancers. In the latter, the condition of lymph nodes is so significant that it is used for cancer staging, which decides the treatment to be employed, and for determining the prognosis.
Lymph nodes can also be diagnosed by biopsy whenever they are inflamed. Certain diseases affect lymph nodes with characteristic consistency and location.
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