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lymph gland

[′limf ‚gland]
(anatomy)
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Lymph gland obstruction of the airways is commonly clearly visible on a CXR.
Lead author Joseph Sparano, New York cancer expert, explains that half of all breast cancers are hormone sensitive, making the cancer treatable with anti-hormones like tamoxifen, and haven't spread to lymph glands in the armpit.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2011 at Stobhill Hospital in Glasgow and went on to have a lumpectomy, lymph gland removal and then a mastectomy at the Western, followed by chemotherapy, radiotherapy and Herceptin at the Beatson Oncology unit.
The New Start technique allows surgeons to trace the sentinel node - the main lymph gland - using a small dose of radioactivity to determine whether the cancer has spread.
John Adler, chief executive of Sandwell and West Birmingham HospitalsNHS Trust, which runs City Hospital, said doctors thought the enlarged lymph gland in Mariam's armpit could have been caused by a cricket bat injury she suffered before her first hospital visit.
There is a lymph gland in exactly this position which can enlarge with an infection.
Yesterday, we reported how the player, who is recovering from a major operation to remove a lymph gland from his neck, has been told there is a chance the disease may have spread.
Mistakes can occur in operations such as removing a lymph gland or a hernia as hospital staff must draw on the patient to indicate which side is to be operated on.
Speaking to the Irish Mirror yesterday she said: "A couple of weeks back I found a lump in my neck, it was my lymph gland which was swollen.
The popular player, who is recovering from a major operation to remove the entire lymph gland from his neck, has been told there is a chance the disease may have spread elsewhere in his body.