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View in Spanish: Ganglio linfático axilar positivo

Positive axillary lymph node (PAH-zih-tiv AK-suh-LAYR-ee limf )
A lymph node in the area of the armpit (axilla) to which cancer has spread. This spread is determined by surgically removing some of the lymph nodes and examining them under a microscope to see whether cancer cells are present.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.