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What is metastasis and at what stage during the devolopment of lung cancer would it start to occur?

Is metastasis when the cancer spreads from the lungs to other parts of the body maybe? Would it maybe occur when the cancer reaches the aveoli and can pass through the blood stream?

Metastasis is the spread of cancer from the original location. By definition of each stage of cancer, metastatis is criteria for stage 3 and up cancer. Spread to another organ is clearly metastatis.  (+ info)

What to expect in the final stages of metastasis lung and brain cancer?

I am 37 years old. I had breast cancer 4 years ago. Six months ago i found out i have metastasis lung and brain cancer. I had one large tumor removed from my brain. But still have lots of small tumors scattered in my brain they cannot remove. I want to know what i will expect in my final months or weeks. I have short memory loss, slight headaches, nausea and tiredness at the moment. Will i get to the stage of not been able to move, speak, see, hear etc?

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What is the difference between the bloodstream and the lymphatic system?

What is the difference between the bloodstream and the lymphatic system???
Oh! Also... What is one similarity?

lymph is blood without red blood corpuscles

Both are fluid conduit system. One works by contractile pressure the other by convection.

both are fluid systems help in cleaning our body

It would be better if you make your own research other than letting us do your own homework, just a suggestion  (+ info)

Is the production of mucus part of the lymphatic system or the respiratory?

I am typing a paper that has a main focus on the body's natural reaction to bacteria or a virius. What I can't remember is rather or not the production of mucus as a way to rid the body of bacteria would be apart of the lymphatic system, since the lymphatic system does infact deal with mainly all other matter of desposing of bacterium.

It is really a reaction of epithelium, such as nose, mouth, conjunctivae in the eyes, vagina, etc.  (+ info)

What can happen to your lymphatic system system from laser tattoo removal? ?

I am wondering if it can cause cancer or anything else? Is it bad to get more than one tattoo removed at a time and how long will your body take to flush it out of your lymphatic system, and will one feel sick or weak in between tattoo removal sessions as their body is working super hard to heal? Also how long should people really wait in-between removal sessions? weeks or months?

See if this link might help to answer your question.

There are also other concerns linked to the liver and other organs in your body. My suggestion would be to not remove the tattoos.  (+ info)

What foods help protect your lymphatic system?

I have to make a food pyramid on foods that help protect your lymphatic system and foods that help prevent deseases that effect the lymphatic system. Can you help? Do you know any foods, health tips, websites.. i'd really appreciate it .. Thanks ;)

Oranges?  (+ info)

Where can I find someone to perform lymphatic massage in my area?

I was diagnosed with mono last week and my left lymph node in my neck is very swollen and uncomfortable. I was told that a lymphatic massage would keep the fluids moving to prevent swelling and infection. Can a regular massage therapist do this? If not, how would I find someone who can in my area? Do they operate under a special title?

That's great that you've been recommended for manual lymph drainage. That was something that I was trained in while I was going through my certification program. While massage therapists can do this if they have had the proper training, in this circumstance I'm certain that MLD is not the solution to your problem. Here is why: When a person is ill with a viral or bacterial infection and/or fever, circulation of lymph through the nodes slows, giving the lymphocytes more time to destroy the bacteria or virus. Because massage moves fluid through the lymphatic system more quickly, it can interfere with the body's efforts to defeat the attacking cells and can prolong the illness. During fever, white blood cells multiply more rapidly and bacteria and viruses multiply more slowly; fever therefore is part of the body's healing process. Because lymph drainage massage lowers the body temperature, a client should not receive a massage if they are feverish.  (+ info)

How does the lymphatic system absorb fluid for drainage?

Hey guys,

How does the lymphatic system absorb fluid for drainage?

I've been trying to answer this question for weeks, but i'm having trouble with it, any help would be GREATLY appreciated.


There are three types of vessels in human body: arteries, veins, and lymphatic vessels.

Heart pushes out blood into aorta and arteries, which divide in smaller arteries, which on the end are called capillaries. From the capillaries, blood is up-taken by small veins, which bring the blood back into the heart.

Capillaries have permeable walls, which allow that some blood plasma leaks out from them into surrounding tissues. And from there, this plasma is up-taken by small lymphatic vessels, which join in right lymphatic duct and thoracic duct, which on the end are drained into left and right subclavian vein and hence into the heart.

In the course of lymphatic vessels, there are lymphatic nodes, so the lymph flows through them and it is filtered this way - eventual viruses, bacteria and foreign substances may be destroyed there.  (+ info)

Is there a routine to give yourself a lymphatic draining massage, or is it better to see a therapist?

I think I need to drain the lymphatic system more often. is this something I ca do myself or should I see a professional?

Yes, the exercises recommended will move lymph fluid, but you can massage yourself through the arm pits, neck area, and groin area using firm but gentle pressure using clockwise circular motions. We utilize self-massage allot in qi-gong.

There are also herbs that stimulate lymphatic drainage:

Trifolium pratense-Red Clover
A classic "blood cleanser", Red Clover is a preeminant detoxification herb and is classically used as an anti-tumor herb in the Essiac remedy.

Arctium lappa-Burdock Root
Drains lymphatic fluids, reduces toxins and removes uric acid. Burdock is highly effective for all types of skin ailments including acne, psoriasis, rashes and eczema. Historically used as an anti-tumor herb in Essiac remedy.

Plantago laceolata-Plantain herb
Plantain removes lymphatic congestion, neutralizes stomach acid and tones the entire digestive system, as well as the urinary tract.

Echinacea purpurea-Echinacea
Well known Native American herb once called "snake root". Drains lymph and removes toxins. Echinacea is best known for its ability to relieve the common cold.

Eupatorium purpureum-Gravel Root
Strengthens immune function and clears viral infections. Gravel Root or Joe Pye Weed also drains lymphatic fluids and uric acid. It supports urinary tract functions and clears urinary infections as well as stones.

Ocimum basilicum-Basil
Drains lymphatic fluids, stop coughing.

Galium aparin-Cleavers
Drains lymphatic fluids, diuretic, removes toxins. Cleavers is helpful in clearing eruptive skin conditions such as rashes, eczema, and rashes.  (+ info)

I am seeking information on ways to reduce white cell counts in Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia?

are there any herbals.naturopathic,mineral suggestions in assisting the reduction of white cell count for Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia?

Pranayam will help to reduce the white cell count in chronic lymphatic leukemia and will help the body to fight the cancer.Over long term you will recover fully.
The pranayam techniques:
Bhastrika - Take a long deep breath into the lungs(chest not tummy) via the nose and then completely breathe out through the nose.Duration upto 5 minutes.

Kapalbhati -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day.(Max 60 min/day) Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently.

Anulom Vilom - Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril
then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril
then -keeping the left nostril closed deep breath-in through right nostril
then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
Repeat this cycle for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day(maximum 60 minutes in one day).
You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.

Bhramri Pranayam -Close eyes. Close ears with thumb, index finger on forehead, and rest three fingers on base of nose touching eyes. Breathe in through nose. And now breathe out through nose while humming like a bee.
Duration : 5 to 10 times

Only by doing you will benefit and will feel good that you can do something to help the body.Copy and print this to improve your technique and stay focused.This is simplified pranayam for everyone and you do not have to go to classes to learn. This is for life, unlike short term classes where you do it in the class then stop when classes are over.  (+ info)

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