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    Swollen Glands Overview- The swollen gland or swollen lymph nodes are an enlargement of the lymph glands, in most cases due to local or diffuse inflammation. Groups of lymph nodes in the neck, around the collarbone, the armpit, groin. During a physical examination the doctor palpating these areas looking for any swelling. Lymph nodes are small bean-shaped curved masses of lymphatic tissue bounded by a capsule of connective tissue. Lymph glands are found in many places in the lymphatic system throughout the body. The lymph nodes filter the lymph fluid and maintain the special cells which can trap cancer cells or microorganisms which are traveling through the body in the lymphatic fluid. Causes- The swelling of the gland or lymph nodes is typically…

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    There are more apparent symptoms now (National, Browley). In the third stage of NHL the lymphoma is in the lymph nodes above and below the diaphragm. As well as being found in the lymph nodes, it is found in parts of an organ and tissue near that area. It is also found in lymph nodes near that infected organ/tissue. Once again the symptoms are quite apparent and more severe that the last stage’s symptoms…

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    Invasive ductal carcinoma is the most common type of breast cancer and it is the most diagnosed type of breast cancer [Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)1]. Invasive means that the cancer has “invaded” or spread to the surrounding breast tissues [IDC — Invasive Ductal Carcinoma 1]. Ductal means that the cancer began in the milk ducts, which are the “pipes” that carry milk from the milk-producing lobules to the nipple [IDC — Invasive Ductal Carcinoma 2]. IDC has the potential to invade your lymph…

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    After the stage of diagnosis indicating whether a person has Hodgkin’s disease or not, before treatment begins, the doctor will have to do further examinations to determine the extent of Hodgkin’s disease. The cancer will be assigned a stage. The cancer's stage drastically helps determine your prognosis and your treatment options based on the severity. According to medicine.net, there are four stages total that Hodgkin’s is classified in. Stages of Hodgkin's lymphoma include the following: Stage…

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    Glaucoma Research Paper

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    swelling , enlarged lymph nodes or lumps, pain, weight loss, lingering fever, lack of appetite, and excessive sweating. Lymphoma affects the body because it is messing up your immune system, you can be prone to getting infections and getting sick. Lymphoma can cause swelling in your lower or upper body. Lymphoma affects the immune system. During stage 1 of lymphoma, it is only 1 lymph node area or lymphoid organ such as the tonsils Or it can either be found in only 1 area of a single organ…

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    The Lymphatic System

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    The Lymphatic system consists of the tonsils, lymphatic vessels, the thymus, lymph nodes, and the spleen, and its functions include immunity, lipid absorption, and tissue fluid recovery (Saladin, Sullivan, & Gan, 2015). The lymphatic system consists of 6 main types of lymphatic cells: B Lymphocytes (B Cells), Dendritic Cells, Macrophages, Natural Killer (NK) Cells, Reticular Cells, and T Lymphocytes (T Cells). The unique function of each cell is briefly described below. B Lymphocytes (B Cells):…

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    Breast cancer can be categorized into four stages, Stage 1 is the start in which majority of symptoms are hidden even the tumor is not bigger than 2 cms or some miniscule cancer clusters may be present in the lymph nodes, Stage 2 signifies the local spread of cancer, Stage 3 is more advanced in which it spreads and invades the skin of breast causing skin ulcers, Stage 4 is more advanced stage in which it spreads to other part of body as well. Following are more advanced symptoms of Stage 4…

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    Stage 4 Reflective Essay

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    When I was in third grade my grandfather was diagnosed with stage four carcinoid cancer. Stage four essentially means that it has reached the body 's lymph nodes and thus it can infect nearly any part of the body. While this diagnosis was bad, it never hit me how bad it was until sophomore year when he appeared to have suffered from a stroke. We got lucky however and it was Bell 's Palsy, and while that was definitely better than a stroke it was still worrisome, this was the first time I…

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    system’s response to Epstein-Barr, which allows it to change infected B-cells into cancerous cells. Chromosome affected: The c-myc gene on chromosome 8 is affected. Symptoms: Symptoms include fever, night sweats, swollen lymph nodes, intestinal…

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    Oral Cancer: A Case Study

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    3.6 Management 3.61 Treatment Oral cancer is a localised disease that most likely infiltrates adjacent bone and soft tissue and tends to spread to regional lymph nodes in the head and neck region. It is essential to carry out a thorough examination which includes, inspection, palpation of oral cavity and neck; distant metastasis is quite unlikely. Imaging modalities such as CT and MRI are commonly used to investigate the extent of spread of oral cancer to adjacent tissues including bone and…

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