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Lymphatic system diseases

Lymph fluid cleanses tissues and circulates around the body, collecting in small glands called lymph nodes.
Special nodes (such as the tonsils) around the body help filter out infections and toxins. During illnesses in other parts of the body, the lymph nodes can swell. Damage to the lymph system can cause severe swelling. Follow the links below to find trusted information about lymphatic system diseases.

Last reviewed: February 2014

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Kawasaki Disease | The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Kawasaki disease is an uncommon disease affecting mainly preschool children.

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Hodgkin's Lymphoma - Information, Treatment & Support - CanTeen

Hodgkin's Lymphoma covers multiple types of conditions that attack the immune system. Learn more about causes, diagnosis and treatments with CanTeen.

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What is Lymphoma?

Lymphoma occurs when abnormal white blood cells (lymphocytes) in the lymphatic system grow in an uncontrolled way.

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Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - Information, Treatment & Support - CanTeen

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma cover multiple types of conditions that attack the immune system. Learn more about causes, diagnosis and treatments with CanTeen.

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Myeloma cancer fact sheet | Cancer Australia

An overview of myeloma including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

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Hodgkin disease (Hodgkin lymphoma) | Cancer Australia Children's Cancers

Information on Hodgkin disease including risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and support.

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Information in other languages about breast cancer | Cancer Australia

Here, you can download a range of breast cancer resources in Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic, Greek and Italian.

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Lymphoedema | Cancer Australia

Lymphoedema usually develops gradually and can occur months or even years after treatment is finished. Theres no known cure for lymphoedema, but it can be managed with appropriate care.

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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | Cancer Australia Children's Cancers

Information on Non-Hodgkin lymphoma including risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Lymphoma - Cancer Pathways

For more information about these lymphomas and where to go for support and help call the Leukaemia Foundation on 1800 620 420 or visit www.leukaemia.org.au.

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