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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. In certain cases, particularly if there has been spread to distant organs or invasion by tumor cells of the organs in the chest, radiation therapy and chemotherapy have been used as an adjunct to surgical resection. There have been no studies to show which one of these treatments is superior. Chemotherapy is generally used for metastatic thymoma and thymoma that cannot be 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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