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Why is thymic carcinoma rare?
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In brief: Small organ
The thymus is a small organ in the anterior mediastinum. There are several different tumors, but a thymoma is the most common.
Thymic carcinoma is just not a common tumor. It may be related to the volume of the gland. Same as eye: very rare to have eye cancers, and it is also a small organ. This is not always true though -- testes are small, but they have many cancers per year.

In brief: Small organ
The thymus is a small organ in the anterior mediastinum. There are several different tumors, but a thymoma is the most common.
Thymic carcinoma is just not a common tumor. It may be related to the volume of the gland. Same as eye: very rare to have eye cancers, and it is also a small organ. This is not always true though -- testes are small, but they have many cancers per year.
Dr. Lester Thompson
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