FDA Approves Lymphoseek For Lymph Node Detection

Lymphoseek, which is basically a diagnostic imaging agent that doctors use to determine the spread of squamous cell carcinoma in the neck and head region, has received approval from the FDA. Consequently, this will make it easier for doctors to map and identify sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs). Currently, doctors have to carry out invasive surgical procedures such as neck dissection [...]

By |July 12th, 2014|More|1 Comment

Samantha Harris: Cancer Still in One Lymph Node

Earlier this year, Samantha Harris, who is a former 'Dancing With The Stars' host, stunned many of her fans when she broke the news she had breast cancer. Additionally, Samantha revealed to her fans that although she underwent a grueling eight-hour double mastectomy in May, the cancer had already spread to her lymph nodes. She fears this means she may [...]

By |June 30th, 2014|More|0 Comments

Why Would There Be A Lump Under My Armpit?

A lump under the armpit is a good indicator that you have a swollen lymph node. In most cases, lymph nodes swell as they fight bacterial and viral infections. An injury on your hand or a nearby location could cause the lymph nodes under your armpit to swell. Your lymph nodes could also swell if you have paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria [...]

By |June 24th, 2014|Questions|0 Comments

Can Caffeine Cause Lymph Nodes To Swell?

Lymph nodes are bean-shaped glands found throughout the body. Their primary work is to fight infections or germs that invade the body. These glands typically exist under the armpit, behind the ears, in the groin region, as well as under the jaw and chin. However, one may experience swelling after developing an injury or infection near a lymph node. With [...]

By |June 17th, 2014|Questions|1 Comment