The lymphatic system carries lymph fluid, nutrients, and waste material between the body tissues and the bloodstream. It's made up of a network of lymph nodes and vessels in the body.
This system is also part of the immune system. Your immune system helps your body fight disease.
When there is a problem in the body, such as an infection or cancer, the nearby lymph nodes may swell. The three most common sites of swollen lymph nodes are the neck, armpit, and groin.
Other problems with the lymphatic system include:
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Current as of: March 3, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Elizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal Medicine
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