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A tumor originating in the thymus is known as

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Paraneoplastic: This is relatively common in thymomas. The tumor cells express very slightly altered versions of antigens that are normally present on healthy cells (... Read More

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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 29 years experience
This : This is a great question. The thymus is an organ in the chest that plays a role in the immune system. Thymectomy, surgical removal of that organ, ... Read More
Dr. Simon Fishman
Neurology 26 years experience
Thymus : Thymus removal is an effective treatment for myasthenia control in young women. The thymus plays a role in the maturation of the immune system. Un... Read More
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Probably: In appropriate candidates, thymectomy should be performed by a trained thoracic surgeon. These links may assist: http://goo.Gl/3xxmd and http://goo.G... Read More
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Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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Oncology eval.: Do you have myasthenia gravis, paraneoplastic syndrome? Seems you have possibly stage 3 metastatic disease? Is this carcinoma? Thymoma also have a cla... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 46 years experience
May need to go to ER: If you have been told that you have a tumor and it is causing these kinds of symptom, you need help. If this is a tumor that you know about, it could ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Variable: If there is a tumor, it needs urgent medical attention for diagnosis.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
You don't!: I can't see it, palpate it, image it by telemedicine, so i cannot help you. A doctor will be able to help you by taking a history, exam, and deciding ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manoj Reddy
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
A number of things: The possibilities include a cutanueous skin tag (acrochordon), benign lipoma, cyst, infection, inflammation, and malignancy- either primary from the n... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michel Siegel
Facial Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Your : Your description is a bit confusing. Not sure what you mean ×´inside towards the side of youe neck×´ the possibilities of what this balls mean is... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Hoover
General Practice 51 years experience
? more information: I assume that you may have a tumor of your jaw with spread to lymph nodes in your neck. Hopefully, you are under the care of a good cancer surgeon, m... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Palpable non tende3r: Several types of tumors noted in head and neck. Neither cause pain other than for presence of mass. Primary lesions are nodular and arise in the thy... Read More

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