The lymphatic system
The lymphatic system is part of the immune system. It helps the body fight infections. It is made of a series of thin tubes, called lymphatic vessels. These vessels collect fluid, called lymph, from different parts of the body. Similar to blood vessels, these vessels then carry the lymph back to the bloodstream. Lymph is a colorless, watery fluid that is rich in white blood cells, called lymphocyt
The spleen is under the lower-left side of your rib cage. It produces lymphocytes, stores healthy blood cells, and filters out damaged blood cells and bacteria.
The thymus gland is in the front of the chest at the base of the neck. It is central in development of one type of lymphocyte.
Adenoids and tonsils are areas of lymphoid tissue at the back of the throat. They’re one of the first lines of defense against germs that you breathe in or swallow.
Bone marrow is the inner part of bones. It produces red blood cells, blood platelets, and white blood cells.
- Bone Marrow Cancer & Primary Bone Cancer Symptoms & Types (cancercenter.com)
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