Cancer of the Axilla

axillaThe axilla (or armpit, underarm) is the area on the human body directly under the joint where the arm connects to the shoulder. The axillary lymph nodes are tiny organs located in this region that are involved in the immune response. Because of this close proximity to the breasts, cancer in the breasts frequently spreads to the axillary lymph nodes Hyperthermia combined with radiation therapy is used to treat axilla.