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how does the lymphatic system promote disease resistance?

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Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Drainage: Lymphatics are necessary for drainage of tissue fluid and are an essential part of the Immune system. It's a way for germs and debris that get carried by the lymphatic fluid to come in contact with and get processed by the immune system along the way in lymph nodes.
Answered on Nov 18, 2015

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See below: Hodgkin's disease and lymphoma are the 2 to be concerned about.
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See below: There are some very rare ones that you shouldn't be concerned about. The biggie that is, sadly, not so rare is lymphoma.

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