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Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

...a skin rash (on the trunk of the body) and swollen lymph glands. While the illness can be as short as a few days, even healthy people have reported being sick for several weeks. Another virus, St. Louis encephalitis has been around longer but has a lower rate of infection. Only 1 out of 800 children who ...

Kaposi Sarcoma Arise from Multiple Cells

... But as the disease progresses, it can move to the lymph nodes and internal organs as well. Renan Duprez,... clonal nature of [Kaposi sarcoma] of the skin and lymph node, similar analysis remains to be done for visceral [Kaposi sarcoma], which can be more invasive ...

Nodal Status is the Best Predictor in Esophageal Cancer

The number of lymph nodes that contain evidence of cancer is the best ...ich takes into account tumour size, involvement of lymph nodes (nodal status), and presence or absence of metastases. The study group consisted of all pati...

Tumor Painting to Fight Against Cancer

...l, as few as 200 cancer cells traveling in a mouse lymph channel could be detected. Chlorotoxin:Cy5.5 is ...ncers. It is also useful in identifying positive lymph nodes which could mean a significant advancement for breast, prostate and testicular cancers. For ...

Once-rare Skin Cancer Type on the Rise in US

...eous T-cell lymphoma can develop when cells of the lymph system (called T lymphocytes) become cancerous and affect the skin. It spreads slowly and can cause red patches on the skin. It is treatable but not curable. A total 4,783 cases were identified in the 30-year period. That amounts to a rate of 6.4 p...

Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma Shows Steady Increase

...s T-cell lymphoma occurs when certain cells of the lymph system (called T lymphocytes) become cancerous and affect the skin. The term covers several types of lymphoma, according to background information in the article. The nationwide rates of the disease were last documented in 1992. Vincent D. Criscione...

Memory T Cells Protect the Body from Viruses

... the body from viral diseases. The research shows lymph nodes are not just organs where immune cells resid...lls normally reside in lymphoid organs such as the lymph nodes. It was thought that to protect from disease, memory CD8 T cells needed first to multiply in t...

Body's Defence Mechanism Against Viral Disease Discovered

...ational Academy of Science, their study shows that lymph nodes are not just organs where immune cells resid...isease, the memory T cells need to multiply in the lymph nodes, and then migrate through the blood to kill infected cells at the site where the virus entered...

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy is Linked With Increase in Breast Cancer Rates

...orresponded to greater use of biopsies of sentinel lymph nodesthe primary lymph node to which cancer cells are likely to spread from a tumor. Sentinel lymph node biopsies often d...

Hepatitis C Carries Another Risk-Cancer Of The Immune System

...riginates in the lymphoid tissue that makes up the lymph nodes, spleen and other organs of the immune system, with tumors developing from white blood cells. It is more common in men than women. Says study author Dr. Thomas Giordano, assistant professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston...

Ontario Court Awards Compensation To Paralyzed Worker

...ich can cause fever, headache, body aches, swollen lymph glands, or a rash. However, a small number of individuals can develop a more severe form of the disease with encephalitis or meningitis and other neurological syndromes, including flaccid muscle paralysis. In 2002, more than 390 cases of West Nile...

Scientists Develop Method to Track Immune System Enzyme in Live Animals

...ecialized microenvironments in tonsils, spleen and lymph nodes. Within germinal centers, B cells divide extensively and express the AID enzyme, which causes random mutations and recombination in the cells immunoglobulin (antibody) genes. For the most part, these genetic changes are beneficial because the...

Genetic Marker Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

...d cancers that were more likely to spread into the lymph nodes and were more difficult to surgically remove. The patients in the Northwestern study had been treated by William Catalona, M.D., professor of urology and director of the Clinical Prostate Cancer Program at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Ca...

Heart-Assist Device Gives Culver City Man a Good Quality of Life

... in 1999 with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, cancer of the lymph nodes. When he had a lymphoma relapse in 2005, a course of chemotherapy further damaged his heart. The combination of ailments left Heiner in a medical Catch-22. His heart was so weak he needed a transplant, but guidelines of the International Soci...

Travolta Maybe Reluctant to Publicaly Discuss About Sons Autism

...rized by high fever, skin rash and swelling of the lymph nodes. Tim Kenny, one of Travoltas neighbours, and the father of an autistic girl, revealed that Scientology is the reason behind Travoltas denial. 'Scientology is keeping him from acknowledging his son's autism. They see it as a weakness,' Kenny...

Cell Genesys Reports Additional Data From Phase 2 Clinical Trial of GVAX Immunotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer

...e finding that their cancer had spread to regional lymph nodes. The new data reported today included a medi... and two patients had metastatic tumor in regional lymph nodes. In addition, the three patients with prolonged disease-free survival -- but not the five who ...

Study Finds Lymphoma Drug Effective Over Long Term

...follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph system, who received the radioimmunotherapy drug B... leading cause of cancer death, is a cancer of the lymph system, which is part of the immune system. Follicular lymphoma is the second most common type of no...

New Bacterium Discovered - Related to Cause of Trench Fever

... scratch disease, an infection that causes swollen lymph nodes and fever after a cat scratches its owner or an unlucky visitor. They were again surprised to find that this microbe is the second Bartonella species to cause infection in AIDS patients. Like trench fever, cat scratch disease had been descri...

National Cancer Database Reveals Disparities in Access to Thyroid Cancer Surgery

...nfluence surgical treatment -- like tumor size and lymph node status -- that patients from certain ethnic/racial groups, insurance status, and those living in areas with higher mean income and education level were treated differently," co-researcher Cord Sturgeon, MD, FACS, Northwestern University, Departm...

Malaria Parasite can Cause Severe Lymphatic Cancer

...e cells turn cancerous and tumours build up in the lymph nodes, which often results in the swelling of the tongue and bulging of cheeks making it difficult for patients to eat. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) which commonly causes glandular fever or the kissing disease is believed to cause this cancer. Typicall...

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