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a tumor originating in the thymus is known as

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
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
28 years experience Neurology
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
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience Anesthesiology
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
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not sure of ur ?: But ur answer may be in an er, the fail safe in our odd insurance world. All tumors are not 'emergencies', but neglected tumors can be producing invas ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Variable: If there is a tumor, it needs urgent medical attention for diagnosis.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manoj Reddy
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
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
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michel Siegel
28 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
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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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Hoover
50 years experience General Practice
? 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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Neck tumor: Depends. Trouble swallowing is #1. Actually palpating a mass is another key one. See a physician

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