Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansa, USA
Received Date: Nov 22, 2016; Accepted Date: Nov 22, 2016; Published Date: Nov 30, 2016
Citation: Ti Zhang (2016) Blood and Lymph in Cancer. J Blood Lymph 6:e121. doi:10.4172/2165-7831.1000e121
Copyright: © 2016 Zhang T. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Blood is a body fluid that provides scope for the nutrients to reach various parts of the body. It improves immune system, eliminates the body wastes and enhances metabolites. Lymph is an interstitial fluid that is collected through lymph capillaries and transported through lymph vessels to lymph nodes and ultimately into left subclavian vein, where it mixes with blood again. Its composition is similar to blood plasma, but lymph is rich in white blood cells, and plays an important role in the immune system. It also transports metastatic cancer cells. Lymph also helps in transporting fats from the digestive system.
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