The lymphatic System and Cancer

The lymphatic system is a big part of the body’s immune system and a subset of the circulatory system. It is composed of lymphatic vessels, lymphatic nodes and of the body’s organs, most importantly the spleen. The main function is to carry lymph through the body’s lymph vessels in an upward motion towards the heart. Although the lymphatic system is responsible for transporting nutrients, proteins and white blood cells to fight infections, it can also be a method of transportation for diseases to spread such as cancer.

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