Thymus Cancer

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Definition

Thymus cancer is a type of cancer that usually affects the small organ in the upper chest just below the breast bone known as the thymus.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made through the use of CBC Count, blood tests and imaging examinations such as MRI, Ct San and ultrasonography.

Treatment

Treatment includes surgery to remove the tumor, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and hormone therapy.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms usually includes coughing that remains even after medication, pain in the chest, difficulty in breathing, weakness and sudden weight loss.

Causes

It is said to be caused by mutations of gene in the thymus gland.

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