The surgical removal of the larynx or voice box,
resulting in the loss of normal speech. A laryngectomee is someone who
has undergone this operation. (See Esophageal
Leukemia--Cancer of the blood-forming tissues (bone marrow,
Iymph nodes, spleen). Leukemia is characterized by the overproduction
of abnormal, immature white blood cells.
Leukoplakia--White plaques on the mucous membranes of the mouth
and gums; may be precancerous.
Localized Cancer--A cancer still confined to its site of origin.
Lymph--A clear fluid circulating throughout the body (in the
lymphatic system) that contains white blood cells and antibodies.
Lymph Gland--Also called lymph node. These glands produce
lymph. They normally act as filters of impurities in the body.
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