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Diagnosing Thymoma and Thymic Cancer

Thymoma and thymic cancers are uncommon, and there are no widely recommended screening tests for them. About 4 out of 10 people with thymomas have no symptoms when their tumor is found. In most of these cases, the tumor is seen by chance on a test (like a chest x-ray or CT scan) that is done for some other reason.

Tests that may be performed include:

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