Dr. Rosen describes the purpose of the body's lymphatic system.
The lymphatic system is part of the waste disposal unit of the body, and it takes proteins, fats, other sort of debris within the circulatory system and helps eliminate it. It also is involved in fighting infections. That’s where you have lymph tissue that is involved in recognizing foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses that the body needs to defend itself against and so, to mount the response against these organisms.
About Dr. Steven Rosen, M.D., F.A.C.P:
Steven Rosen, M.D., F.A.C.P., is Genevieve Teuton Professor of Medicine, at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University and Director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and Director of Cancer Programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Following his graduation with distinction from Northwestern University Medical School's Six-Year Honors Program in 1976, Dr. Rosen completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern and a fellowship in Medical Oncology at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Rosen's laboratory research focuses on experimental therapeutics and hematologic malignancies.
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