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Deciding on Treatment

  • Thymus Cancer: Treatment Choices

    There are various treatment choices for thymus tumors. Learn which ones may be options for you.

  • Thymus Cancer: Chemotherapy

    Chemotherapy (chemo) uses anticancer medicines to kill cancer cells. Learn how chemo is used for thymus cancer.

  • Thymus Cancer: Radiation Therapy

    Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation from X-rays or particles to kill cancer cells. Learn how this treatment is used for thymus cancer.

  • Thymus Cancer: Surgery

    Surgery is often used to treat thymus tumors. Different kinds of surgery may be done. Which type you have depends on how much the cancer has spread, and other factors. Learn more.

  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine

    Complementary medicine is used in conjunction with other therapies. It usually serves to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life. Alternative medicine is used alone, without standard treatment.