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How fast does a thymoma grow

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. SAMAR GUPTA
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Slow: Slow - slow.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
20 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Generally slow: This link may provide more information. If you have a thymoma, i encourage referral to qualified minimally invasive thoracic surgeon. Thymoma can of ... Read More
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Dr. Vamsidhar Velcheti
8 years experience Medical Oncology
See below: Generally a slow growing tumor and are locally invasive. Most low grade tumors are benign and often cured with surgery alone.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Unknown cause: Like many other Cancers, the cause of Thymoma is unknown. It is simply an accident of nature and sheer bad luck!
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Birdas
26 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Unlikely: To have any significant weight changes.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Well....: I don't mean to shock you, but it is a type of cancer or pre-cancerous tumor. The thymus is a gland that sits on/near the heart. It is largest and pro ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Birdas
26 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Thymus gland: Which is found behind your sternum (breastbone).
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Scan and biopsy: A ct scan should show the swelling and a biopsy should confirm it.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Lab, imaging and bio: Ct imaging can help the environment, both location and size. Blood tests are used to help clarify its presence, and look for associations with myasthe ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
May be none: Up to half of people can have no symptoms. It can be found by accident when a chest film or ct scan is performed and a mass is found.Since it is th ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Not usually. In fact if it is malignant, one might lose weight.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Thymus: A thymoma is a tumor of the thymus, a gland in the anterior chest. This gland is present as a baby and shrinks to near nothingness usually in adults. ... Read More
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