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Diagnosis of Thymus Cancer

Diagnosis of Thymus Cancer involves many advanced techniques and procedures that help the doctor in identification of exact cause of thymus cancer. The Doctor start the screening process by physical examination of the patient of cancer and thereby he tries to pinpoint any kind of abnormalities in the lower neck area of the patient’s body.

Causes of Thymus cancer

The doctor normally doesn’t know the exact cause of thymus cancer. However, you can read a detailed introduction of it by following the link what is Thymus cancer?

What is Thymus Cancer?

Thymus cancer affects a gland positioned behind the breast bone at the center of the chest. The gland creates white blood cells that are part of the immune system and helps to fight off infection. The gland typically becomes fully developed in puberty and then it gradually stops functioning and shrinks to be replaced by fat and scar tissue.

Cancer of the Thymus is very rare and once again the causes are unknown. Typically they are benign and affect those between the ages of 40 and 60 years old, however there is one type that is extremely rare but can affect all ages and it is malignant, it is fast growing and can quickly spread to other parts of the body.