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What is the treatment for thymus cancer?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Resectable or not: Surgery for resectable thymic cancers. Surgery may occur before or after radiation +/- chemotherapy in some late stage cancers.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Excission: Excission when possible is both diagnostic and therapeutic.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is thymus cancer from?

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Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
Immune system: The thymus is an immune organ, that lives in the chest. It is most active in childhood. No one knows what causes the cancer, but it omes in many different types, which often resemble cancers from other areas of the body, such as squamous cell cancer, lymphoma, etc. One type of the thymic cancer, which is a malignant thymoma, is related to the muscle disease myasthenia gravis.

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