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Childhood Astrocytomas Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - To Learn More About Childhood Astrocytomas

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  • What You Need to Know About™ Brain Tumors
  • Targeted Cancer Therapies
  • Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC)

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General Information About Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma

Thymoma and thymic carcinoma are diseases in which malignant (cancer) cells form on the outside surface of the thymus. The thymus, a small organ that lies in the upper chest under the breastbone, is part of the lymph system. It makes white blood cells, called lymphocytes, that protect the body against infections. Anatomy of the thymus gland. The thymus gland is a small organ that lies in the upper chest under the breastbone. It makes white blood cells, called lymphocytes, which protect...

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  • Cancer in Children and Adolescents
  • Cancer Staging
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  • Information for Survivors/Caregivers/Advocates

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    Last Updated: May 28, 2015
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