Thymus Cancer

The thymus is a small organ in your upper chest, under your breastbone. Before birth and during childhood, the thymus helps the body make a type of white blood cell. These cells help protect you from infections.

Cancer of the thymus is rare. You are more likely to get it if you have other diseases such as myasthenia gravis, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. Sometimes there are no symptoms. Other times, thymus cancer can cause:

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  1. Thymus Cancer (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... arthritis. Sometimes there are no symptoms. Other times, thymus cancer can cause: A cough that doesn't go ... exam, imaging tests, and a biopsy to diagnose thymus cancer. The most common treatment is surgery to remove ...
  2. Stages of Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Thymus Cancer/Diagnosis and Tests ... Thymus Cancer ... Thymoma and thymic carcinoma treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, chemoradiation, ...
  3. Thymus Cancer/Treatments and Therapies ... Thymus Cancer ... Thymoma and thymic carcinoma treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, chemoradiation, ...
  4. Thymus Cancer/Start Here ... Thymus Cancer ... National Cancer Institute ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Thymoma and thymic carcinoma treatment options include ...
  5. Thymus Cancer/Children ... Thymus Cancer ... National Cancer Institute ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Childhood thymoma and thymic carcinoma treatment includes ...
  6. What Is Thymus Cancer? (American Cancer Society)  
    Thymus Cancer/Start Here ... Thymus Cancer ... American Cancer Society ... Thymus cancers are uncommon cancers that start in the thymus.
  7. Survival Rates for Thymus Cancer (American Cancer Society)  
    ... other traits. Learn more about survival rates for thymus cancer here.
  8. Thymus Cancer/Statistics and Research ... Thymus Cancer ... American Cancer Society ... Although thymic tumors are the most common tumors in the anterior mediastinum ( ...
  9. Thymus Cancer/Prevention and Risk Factors ... Thymus Cancer ... American Cancer Society ... A risk factor is anything that affects your chance of getting a disease such ...
  10. Can Thymus Cancer Be Found Early? (American Cancer Society)  
    Thymus cancers are uncommon, and there are no widely recommended screening tests for them.
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