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Is thymoma cancerous?

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Dr. Vamsidhar Velcheti
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See below

It depends on the grade of the thymoma; most are benign and after surgical resection do not recur but some do recur.

In brief: See below

It depends on the grade of the thymoma; most are benign and after surgical resection do not recur but some do recur.
Dr. Vamsidhar Velcheti
Dr. Vamsidhar Velcheti
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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

There are both malignant and nonmalignant formsmof thymoma.

In brief: Sometimes

There are both malignant and nonmalignant formsmof thymoma.
Dr. Edward Gold
Dr. Edward Gold
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

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: Yes

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 Birdas
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Yes

But depending on the type the prognosis may be very good.

In brief: Yes

But depending on the type the prognosis may be very good.
Dr. Thomas Birdas
Dr. Thomas Birdas
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