Dear Mr McHenry, cancer surgery often requires the removal of lymph nodes.
It, however, usually results in lymphoedema (painful swelling of the affected body
part – usually an arm or leg – due to retention of lymph fluid). Recent
surgical techniques has made it possible to do a lymph node transplant safely –
transplanting lymph nodes from elsewhere in the body – this can provide relief.
As far as I am aware no cases have been recorded of lymph node transplants from
a donor. You are advised to make an appointment for your wife with the oncologist who previously treated her. (MCH).
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