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Can you tell me if there are any diseases associated with the lymphatic system that kill you?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
There are several: Malignant lymphomas (hodgkin's and non-) arise from lymphocytes, the dominant cell in the lymphatic system. The lymphatics themselves can be plugged by tumor in the lungs, and this is a common mechanism of death in cancer patients, or they can become malignant themselves, as in an arm with lymphedema after an old-time mastectomy.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are some diseases and disorders related to the lymphatic system?

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Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 21 years experience
Many: Diseases related to the lymphatic system include lymphadenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes for various reasons), lymphoma, lymphatic filariasis, and lymphanginitis, .
A 48-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are illnesses in lymphatic system?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Lymlphatics: The lymphatic a are involved with virtually every disease process. The lymphocytic diseases may be what you refer to.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are some diseases related to the lymphatic system?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
See below: Hodgkin's disease and lymphoma are the 2 to be concerned about.

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