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Getting Support When You Have Cancer - Topic Overview

Having cancer can change your life. Getting support for the various issues you may face can help you cope.

Our cancer support topics provide help and advice for dealing with some of these issues.

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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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    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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