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Elephantiasis

Elephantiasis is a tropical disease spread by mosquito bites that can cause arms and legs to swell and the skin to become hard and thick, like an elephant.

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Lymph nodes

Lymph nodes filter blood and fight infection. They also play an important role in cancer diagnosis. Find out more about lymph nodes and how they work.

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Hodgkin lymphoma

Hodgkin lymphoma (or Hodgkin disease) is a type of cancer. Find out more about diagnosis, treatments and symptoms.

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How to meet your iron needs - infographic

Need help getting enough iron? Check out this infographic to ensure you get an adequate iron intake with a balanced diet.

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Blood disorders

Blood disorders range from mild to life-threatening, and it is important to see a health professional if you suspect you may have one. Learn more about them here.

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Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that can affect many of the body’s organs including the lungs and lymph nodes. Learn more about sarcoidosis including its symptoms and treatments

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Neutropenia

Neutropenia is a condition in which there aren’t enough neutrophils which can lead to an increased risk of bacterial infections. Learn more about neutropenia.

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White blood cells

White blood cells are a vital part of your immune system, detecting and dealing with infections. Find out more more about health problems involving white blood cells.

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Multiple myeloma

Multiple myeloma develops when plasma cells build up abnormally in the bone marrow. Currently there's no cure but treatment is available.

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Lymphoedema

Lymphoedema is a swelling in the body’s soft tissue due to fluid building up in the lymphatic system. Its causes include radiotherapy, injury or a faulty gene.

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