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Understanding Your Diagnosis

  • Thymus Cancer: Diagnosis

    If your healthcare provider thinks you might have a thymus tumor, you will need certain exams and tests to be sure. Here are the tests used to diagnose thymus cancer.

  • Biopsy

    Detailed information on biopsy, including the most common types of biopsy, such as endoscopic biopsy, bone marrow biopsy, excisional biopsy, incisional biopsy, fine needle aspiration biopsy, punch biopsy, shave biopsy, and skin biopsy

  • Mediastinoscopy

    A mediastinoscopy is a procedure used to examine the mediastinum. This is the space behind the breastbone (sternum).  This area can be examined with a tool called a mediastinoscope. This is a long, thin, flexible tube that has a light and a tiny camera.

  • Thymus Cancer: Newly Diagnosed

    Being told you have thymus cancer can be scary, and you may have many questions. But you have people on your healthcare team to help.

  • Thymus Cancer: Stages

    The stage of a cancer is how much and how far it has spread in your body. Learn the stages of thymus cancer.