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1

During evaluation for what major disease will the lymphatics be used to track?

Cancer

-Specifically used to track the spread and staging of the disease

2

The submental node would be effected in cancer of what regions?

1) Central portion of the lower lip
2) Floor of the mouth
3) Tip of the tongue

3

Cancer in what area(s) would cause inflammation in the submandibular nodes?

1) The cheek
2) Side of the nose
3) Upper Lip
4) Lateral part of the lower lip
5) The gums
6) The margin of the tongue

4

What is the term used to describe the spread of cancer via the lymphatic system?

Lymphogenous Metastasis

5

On which side would one usually find a signal (sentinel) node?

Left

6

Which lymph node is often the 1st visual indicator of a visceral tumor of the thorax or abdomen?

The subclavian node

- this will be known as signal or sentinel node when enlagred

7

What is a primary tumor of the lymph nodes called?

Lymphoma

8

Which type of lymphoma would have a more poor prognosis?

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

9

Upon palpation, you find a lymph node that is tender and painful. This would indicate what?

Infection

10

When evaluating a patient, you find a lymph node to be hard and painless. What could this indicate?

1) Cyst Development
2) Tumor

11

When you find a lymph node that is hard a painless, what would indicate a cyst development verses a tumor of the lymphatics?

Cyst will stay the same size, but be hard

Tumor will be enlarged and hard

12

What is Filariasis?

a parasitic infection of the lymphatic system