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Diseases » Thymus Cancer » Summary
 

What is Thymus Cancer?

What is Thymus Cancer?

  • Thymus Cancer: Cancer that occurs in the thymus.
  • Thymus Cancer: A neoplasm arising from the epithelial cells of the thymus. Although thymomas are usually encapsulated tumors, they may invade the capsule and infiltrate the surrounding tissues or even metastasize to distant anatomic sites. The following morphologic subtypes are currently recognized: type A, type B, type AB, and type C. Thymomas type B are further subdivided into types B1, B2, and B3. Thymoma types B3 and C usually have the most aggressive clinical course. --2003
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Thymus Cancer: Introduction

Types of Thymus Cancer:

Types of Thymus Cancer:

Broader types of Thymus Cancer:

How serious is Thymus Cancer?

Complications of Thymus Cancer: see complications of Thymus Cancer

What causes Thymus Cancer?

Causes of Thymus Cancer: see causes of Thymus Cancer

What are the symptoms of Thymus Cancer?

Symptoms of Thymus Cancer: see symptoms of Thymus Cancer

Complications of Thymus Cancer: see complications of Thymus Cancer

Can anyone else get Thymus Cancer?

Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.

Thymus Cancer: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Thymus Cancer.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Thymus Cancer.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Thymus Cancer: Oncologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Thymus Cancer.
Treatments for Thymus Cancer: see treatments for Thymus Cancer
Alternative treatments for Thymus Cancer: see alternative treatments for Thymus Cancer
Research for Thymus Cancer: see research for Thymus Cancer

Society issues for Thymus Cancer


Hospitalization statistics for Thymus Cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Thymus Cancer:

  • 0.003% (352) of hospital consultant episodes were for malignant neoplasm of thymus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 92% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of thymus required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 55% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of thymus were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 45% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of thymus were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 19% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of thymus required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Thymus Cancer:

Organs and body systems related to Thymus Cancer include:

Name and Aliases of Thymus Cancer

Main name of condition: Thymus Cancer

Class of Condition for Thymus Cancer: cancer

Other names or spellings for Thymus Cancer:

thymus tumor

Thymoma Source - Diseases Database

Thymus Cancer: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Thymus Cancer:

 

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