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What is the treatment for thymoma?

The treatment for thymoma is primarily surgical removal. The success of surgical treatment depends upon the particular characteristics of the tumor and its precise location; tumors that can be completely removed have a higher surgical cure rate. If all evidence of disease is unable to be removed and microscopic, or gross or macroscopic tumor remains after surgery, then radiation therapy and chemotherapy have been used as an adjunct to surgical resection. Chemotherapy is generally used for metastatic thymoma and thymoma that cannot be grossly surgically removed.

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Comment from: Tricia, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 16

I had a benign thymoma tumor when I was 25. It was discovered by accident during a routine exam. I had no symptoms whatsoever. It was removed surgically with no follow up treatment. Recovery was just a few days and I"ve had no trouble since.

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Comment from: Barbie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 04

I had robotic surgery for thymoma. I had the surgery on Friday at about 3pm. I was out of the hospital Sunday morning. Tuesday, I went out for breakfast, shopping and made a big dinner. Everything went well.

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