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Who does thymus cancer affect?
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: The thymus
Is an organ that is prominent in childhood living behind the sternus and necessary to "instruct" lymphocytes to recognize "self" antigens, have memory (as in , easles, mumps chickn pox), and fend off certain infections.
Itinvolutes in adults. Thymic carcinoma occurs rarely sporadically. Thymoma is a benign, but invasive, and associated with myasthenia and certain inflammatory diseases and anemia.

In brief: The thymus
Is an organ that is prominent in childhood living behind the sternus and necessary to "instruct" lymphocytes to recognize "self" antigens, have memory (as in , easles, mumps chickn pox), and fend off certain infections.
Itinvolutes in adults. Thymic carcinoma occurs rarely sporadically. Thymoma is a benign, but invasive, and associated with myasthenia and certain inflammatory diseases and anemia.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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