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Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure using a laparoscope, a flexible telescopic rod connected to a fiber optic camera for transmitting images from inside the body. The laparoscope can be inserted through a small incision, enabling doctors to take biopsies and operate in small, difficult-to-reach areas.

Leukemia is cancer that develops in the blood or blood-forming organs, such as the bone marrow.

Leukocytes, or white blood cells, are an important part of the immune system, repairing damaged cells, killing foreign organisms, and helping to heal injured tissue.

Local therapy is a treatment, such as radiation therapy, that affects only one part or region of the body.

Lumpectomy is the surgical removal of a breast tumor that preserves as much of the normal breast tissue as possible. Lymphatic system is the network of nodes, tissues, and vessels that circulates lymph fluid, eliminates toxins, and produces immune cells throughout the body.

Lymphatic System is the network of vessels that circulates lymph fluid, eliminates toxins, and produces immune cells throughout the body.

Lymphedema is the build up of lymph fluid in the soft tissues of the body that causes swelling, usually in the arms and legs. Radiation or surgery for certain types of cancer, or damage to your lymphatic system can all cause lymphedema.

Lymphoma is cancer that originates in the immune system and forms solid tumors in the lymph nodes. Malignant refers to tissues and tumors that are cancerous. MammoSite radiation therapy (MRT) is a form of brachytherapy sometimes administered after a lumpectomy for breast cancer to destroy any remaining cancerous cells.

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