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What is thymus cancer?

Susie Whitworth
Nursing
The thymus gland is located just in front of and above the heart. It is divided into 2  lobes (halves) and has 3 layers. It plays an important role in the body's immune system by producing T lymphocytes (white blood cells), which help the body fight infection. There are 2 types of thymus cancer: thymonas and thymic carcinomas. These are both tumors that interfere with the ability of the thymus to fight infection. The prognosis for thymus cancer depends on the stage of cancer.

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