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What are the characteristic symptoms of thymus cancer?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
There are benign: Masses called thymoma, can cause muscle weakness (myesthenic syndrome), pure red cell aplasia (spindle type), and associated with rheumatic diseases (lupus, polymyositis). There is a malignant variety, and carcinoids affecting the organ. The thymus helps develop the t-cell immunity; involutes in adulthood.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
There are benign: Masses called thymoma, can cause muscle weakness (myesthenic syndrome), pure red cell aplasia (spindle type), and associated with rheumatic diseases (lupus, polymyositis). There is a malignant variety, and carcinoids affecting the organ. The thymus helps develop the t-cell immunity; involutes in adulthood.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience

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