Thymus Cancer

Summarized by Plex Health
Last Updated: 02 May 2022

The thymus is a small organ in your top breast, under your breastbone. Prior to birth and during childhood, the thymus assists the body make a type of white blood cell. Cancer of the thymus is uncommon. Other times, thymus cancer can cause: A cough that does not go away; Chest pain; Trouble breathing. Physicians use a physical test, imaging tests, and a biopsy to detect thymus cancer.

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