When a woman has a mastectomy because of breast cancer, the axillary lymph nodes are also removed. This is because the lymphatic system:

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    Controls the development of T cells
    Helps prevent infection
    Stimulates the immune response
    Carries lymph from body tissues
asked Jun 17, 2012 in Anatomy & Physiology by anonymous
    

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Carries lymph from body tissues
answered Jun 17, 2012 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)



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