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Is there any possibility for my cancer to spread beyond the thymus?

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Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Radiation Oncology 39 years experience
Yes: It depends on grade but there is the chance of nodal or systemic spread in higher grade malignant tumors of the thymus.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
What cancer do you: Have? Any cancer of any organ (with exceptions of basal cell cancer of skin and most brain cancers) left untreated, will spread to other tissues and organs.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Depends need info: Thymus cancers first they are rare, has variety of histological variability , possibility of spread depends on the type of histology , molecular characteristics of tumor, and what stage the tumor was removed. Is there any myasthenia symptoms . In general they do spread rapidly, with over all 30% to 50 % survival rate.

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Last updated Mar 22, 2020

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