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What is thymus cancer from?

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Thymus gland

Thymoma is a slow-growing type of cancer that begins in the thymus.
Removal of thymus gland is both diagnostic and potentially therapeutic. This can now be done without "splitting the breast bone". 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: Thymus gland

Thymoma is a slow-growing type of cancer that begins in the thymus.
Removal of thymus gland is both diagnostic and potentially therapeutic. This can now be done without "splitting the breast bone". 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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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Scott Welker
Dr. Scott Welker
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