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what part of the body does a thymoma affect?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
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. More info: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/thymoma.
Dr. Nathaniel Evans III
Thoracic Surgery 19 years experience
Anterior mediastinum: Thymoma is a tumor that starts in the thymus. The thymus sits in font of the heart behind the sternum or breast bone. This area is called the anterior mediastinum. Thymoma can spread to other parts if the body like the lungs. But this is rare and they are usually contained within the thymus in the anterior mediastinum.

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