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What is an atypical thymoma?

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Tumor

Thymoma is a type of cancer that begins in the thymus.
Thymoma is generally a slow-growing tumor. The following links may provide more information: http://goo.Gl/mqtn1 and this one: http://goo.Gl/oetwz and this one: http://goo.Gl/yjnh5.

In brief: Tumor

Thymoma is a type of cancer that begins in the thymus.
Thymoma is generally a slow-growing tumor. The following links may provide more information: http://goo.Gl/mqtn1 and this one: http://goo.Gl/oetwz and this one: http://goo.Gl/yjnh5.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Well....

I don't mean to shock you, but it is a type of cancer or pre-cancerous tumor. The thymus is a gland that sits on/near the heart.
It is largest and probably most active during childhood, and shrinks as we age. It is involved in developing specialized cells of the immune system. A thymoma is uncontrolled growth of the cells of the gland. The specific type can result in many different outcomes and rx.

In brief: Well....

I don't mean to shock you, but it is a type of cancer or pre-cancerous tumor. The thymus is a gland that sits on/near the heart.
It is largest and probably most active during childhood, and shrinks as we age. It is involved in developing specialized cells of the immune system. A thymoma is uncontrolled growth of the cells of the gland. The specific type can result in many different outcomes and rx.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
Thank