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Understanding swollen lymph nodes / swollen glands


Enlarged lymph nodes such as swollen glands in the neck are lymph glands which are a part of the lymph system and an important part of your body's immune system. These swollen lymph nodes / glands in the neck, usually do not indicate acute leukemia, lymphoma cancer or lymph node cancer.  Early symptoms of leukemia, symptoms of lymphoma, the types of leukemia, and the causes of leukemia are covered below if you have concerns of lymph cancer or lymphoma symptoms or have been diagnosed. The truth is that tender and swollen lymph nodes usually indicate an infection and should be addressed by supporting the body naturally and building up the immune system to fight the problem. Another situation where swollen lymph nodes may be noticed is after injury to the body as the lymph glands are responsible for protecting the body from infection. Antibiotics do not build up the body's immune system they are usually only a temporary fix and can actually weaken the immune system if done frequently.

Dr. Bartell and his staff here at the Alternative Medicine New Hope Health Clinic help patients across the country with all types of lymph and blood conditions such as Chronic Leukemia cancer to acute infection with swollen glands in neck - naturally without drugs or surgery.  If you are concerned about swollen lymph nodes or have swollen glands in the neck and think you may have cancer, phone consultations are available with Dr. Bartell to help you determine the cause of your symptoms. We can help you! 

The picture indicates location of lymph nodes in body tissues within the lymph system. Here are some general symptoms or characteristics that can be identified to help rule out the possibility of swollen lymph nodes indicating lymph cancer. 

Lymph glands or lymph nodes with acute myelogenous leukemia and acute lymphocytic leukemia. The lymph system with chronic myeloid leukemia and lymphoma cancer / lymph node cancer.

Swollen Lymph Nodes - Cancer Symptoms

  • The lymph node will be enlarged and hard.

  • The lymph node will not be tender to the touch.

  • The gland will commonly have a bumpy feel to it.

  • The lymph glands will usually be non-movable. 

  • A connected chain of these lymph glands together is common. 

  • The lymph glands will not change size quickly.

Swollen Lymph Nodes - Non-Cancerous Symptoms

  • Enlarged and swollen lymph nodes that are very tender

  • Swollen glands that have a fairly smooth texture and soft to the touch

  • Swollen lymph nodes that are moveable with palpation

  • Swollen lymph nodes that are more isolated and clearly defined

  • Swollen lymph nodes may change size within days.

Your personal medically history is also important in diagnosing lymph cancer as well as a blood test or tissue study such as is done with a biopsy. If a history of a prior cancer diagnosis exists or acute leukemia or chronic leukemia, the risk of a lymph node enlargement being cancerous increases significantly. 

Lymph Nodes Location

The picture above shows the lymph nodes location and in general, the areas that are the most concentrated and noticeable to the touch are the neck, arm pit, and groin areas. One reason the concentration of lymph glands is high at these locations is that the lymph vessels that drain the head area have to pass through the glands in the neck prior to entry into the main part of the body. The same is true for the arm / breast areas, and the legs. Most of the waste and toxicity from the body's tissues is mixed with blood serum outside of the blood stream which then collects into the small lymph vessels and begins to move toward the heart. Lymph glands are "check points" and function to monitor the lymph waste removal system as it makes it's one way travel back toward the heart and into the blood stream. If the lymph nodes detect a pathogen or microbe such as a virus, the lymph glands will isolate the problem and begin to produce an army of "smart" white blood cells which are designed to attack the specific problem. This will commonly give symptoms of swollen lymph nodes. Some lymphocytes (white blood cells) have a 20 year memory for immunity. 

Lymphoma Cancer

Lymphoma cancer or 'lymph node cancer' can involve the lymphocyte, which is the white blood cell responsible for eliminating viruses. Lymph cancer usually develops into a tumorous mass within the lymph nodes producing symptoms of hard swollen glands. If the symptoms and cancer is mainly located within the bone marrow and blood, with no tumor mass in the lymph, then the diagnosis would be leukemia. There are two main types of lymphoma, non-Hodgkin's and Hodgkin's with many specific types of cancer in these classifications, see types of leukemia below. Enlarged lymph nodes are also commonly a sign of metastatic cancer which is when a primary cancer site i.e. breast, lung, or colon cancer has spread to the lymph system creating cancerous swollen glands. 

Types of Leukemia

Acute Leukemia is a cancerous overgrowth of white blood cell precursors called 'blasts' in the bone marrow or lymph tissue and they accumulate in the blood, bone marrow and other body tissues and vital organs. Acute Leukemia can be divided into three main types... Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (which is also called Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and some may call it Acute Lymphatic Leukemia) and is abbreviated 'ALL' , Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia 'AML' (which is also termed Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Acute Myelogenous Leukimia, Acute Myloid Leukemia and Acute Myelocytic Leukemia) and the third type is Acute Monoblastic or Acute Monocytic Leukemia. Acute Leukemia cancer is mainly a childhood disease with a highest occurrence from ages three to five and most common in white boys living in urban areas. ALL makes up 80% of childhood leukemias and this is the number one childhood cancer in the US. The cause of leukemia with these children is reported to be genetic as well as have a viral component. Early symptoms of leukemia for Acute Leukemia is sudden onset of a high fever, abnormal bleeding such as nosebleeds, bleeding from the gums, and easy bruising as well as various other symptoms such as low grade fever, weakness, pale color, chills, and frequent infections.

Chronic Leukemia has two main classifications which are Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, (Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia, or Chronic Granulocytic Leukemia) and is abbreviated 'CML', and the second type is Chronic Lymphcytic Leukemia (Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia) abbreviated 'CLL'. The Chronic Myeloid Leukemia is uncommon in children under ten years old and is most common in adults in their 40's. Many times there are no symptoms for years with this form of leukemia and found during an incidental CBC blood test with a total white blood cell count WBC of about 200,000/uL. There are also other non-specific symptoms that may be present such as fatigue, weight loss, fever, night sweats, abnormal bleeding, and or enlarged spleen. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia is a cancer of older persons with an average age of 60 and is more common in men by two to three times compared to women. There is a genetic factor as it is rare in Japanese men and women even within the US.

Dr. Bartell and his staff help patients across the country with all types of health conditions from cancer to acute infection.  Through detoxification and immune system therapies along with diet and lifestyle changes, progress can be made restoring health and balance to the body, producing health.  This holistic naturopathic approach utilizes only natural methods to help the body by supporting the body's own process of healing.  The body can overcome most chronic and acute conditions if natural alternative medicine principles such as detoxification, support of the immune system, and physiological balance is achieved.  Click Here to Test Your Health From Home.

 

Chronic Leukemia - Patient Report...

Symptoms of leukemia / Symptoms of lymphoma are enlarged lymph nodes
CML (Chronic Myeloid Leukemia) diagnosed on bone marrow biopsy January 2001, accompanied by night sweats, anemia, low platelets, high monocytes (59%), myalgias, and minor infections. Up to 6 months prior I walked 2 miles each way to work, juiced veggies and wheat grass and led a busy lifestyle with less than adequate rest. Job entailed breathing lots of jet and diesel exhaust.

Benefit of Holistic Natural Medicine with Dr. Bartell:
Two and a half years before meeting Dr. Bartell, with no conventional treatment taken with my hematologist, I began herbal treatment in therapeutic doses. My immunity slowly built up to clear infections. By then I had also reduced all stress taking a retirement from work. In May 2005 I went to New Hope Health Clinic for 1 week of treatment with Dr. Bartell and his great staff. His approach to kick-start one's immunity through IV Therapy, detoxifying the body, as well as addressing hindering emotional factors may well be the wisest approach compared to conventional methods in the fight to eliminate life-threatening diseases. Only in the event of an aggressive brain tumor would radiation therapy by my preference in order to "buy time" for building immunity. Body's are wired amazingly for healing given half a chance. My blood picture improved after returning home from my week of treatment and I continued with several supplements including one that boosts the Natural Killer Cell activity by 400% according to independent tests. Between all the prayer I get, and all that I am doing (supplementation, juicing, using the Live Vitalizer machine - available through Dr. Bartell, getting plenty of rest, and a personal relationship with Yahuah the Son, my Lord, healer, and sustainer), I am experiencing increased energy levels and am not affected when others succumb to contagious viruses. Kick-starting my immunity combined with continued emphasis on rebuilding it has given me the best results. My hematologist is amazed with how well I'm maintaining compared to his other patients with CML and tells me to continue whatever I'm doing. Dr. Bartell is generous with his time on the phone answering new questions. Prognosis according to National Cancer Institute is 14-18 months median life expectancy with CML.

Graziella Giannetta - Hemet, CA - Female 52

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