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What are the characteristic symptoms of thymus cancer?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered

Specializes in Radiation Oncology

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.

Answered 12/31/2020

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered

Specializes in Radiation Oncology

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.

Answered 9/27/2017

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Dr. Loki Skylizard answered

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery

This may help: Space limited. These links may help you: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/thymoma/symptoms-and-signs and http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/thymoma/staging.

Answered 11/14/2014

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