Thymus cancer

Introduction

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A tumor of the thymus, an organ that is part of the lymphatic system and is located in the chest, behind the breastbone.

 

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Synonyms

Thymus cancer

Thymic cancer

Cancer of the thymus

Tumor of the thymus

Tumour of the thymus

Thymic tumor

Thymic tumour

Thymus cancer

Cancer of the thymus