Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma

Lyudmila Bazhenova M.D.

In: Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society

Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma

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  • THYMOMA AND THYMIC carcinoma are rare tumors of the thymus, representing 0.2–1.5 percent of all malignancies. The thymus is a small organ located in the upper chest behind the sternum (breastbone). It is enclosed in a protective envelope called a capsule. ...

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