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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



positive axillary lymph node  listen  (PAH-zih-tiv AK-suh-LAYR-ee limf ...)

  A lymph node in the area of the armpit (axilla) to which cancer has spread. This spread is determined by surgically removing some of the lymph nodes and examining them under a microscope to see whether cancer cells are present.