If melanoma is found to have spread to a lymph gland
, a course of chemotherapy - called interferon - is usually given.
obstruction of the airways is commonly clearly visible on a CXR.
Medical anthropologist Sidney Ross Singer and his colleagues theorized that conventional brassieres may contribute to the development of breast cancer because they constrict the lymph glands
, which are the "garbage collectors" of the body.
These glands are all over the body, but treatment for breast cancer such as surgery or radiotherapy can sometimes damage the lymph glands
under the armpit.
As there are many possible reasons for enlarged lymph glands
in children, further tests were required to find the cause,' Mr Adler explained.
But the Neath-born star has now spoken of his fears as he prepares to have his lymph gland
removed, six months after discovering the lump.
There is a lymph gland
in exactly this position which can enlarge with an infection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The new probe will cut the number of invasive lymph gland
procedures by up to 60 per cent.
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.
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.
Treatment: If necessary, the diagnosis can be confirmed by a biopsy (removal of a small sample of tissue for microscopic analysis) of the swollen lymph gland
and by the result of a skin test.