Pathology dictionary

What does lymphovascular invasion mean?

Lymphovascular invasion is the movement of cancer cells into either a blood or lymphatic vessel. Lymphovascular invasion allows cancer cells to spread to other parts of the body.

Normal blood and lymphatic vessels

Blood vessels carry blood to and from organs. Lymphatic vessels bring excess fluid, waste, and other substances away from organs so they can be examined by the immune system before being removed from the body. Lymphatic vessels connect with small immune organs called lymph nodes.

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