What Are the Key Statistics About Thymus Cancers?

Although thymic tumors are the most common tumors in the anterior mediastinum (the front part of the chest cavity), overall they are rare. They occur at a rate of only 1.5 cases for every million people each year in the US. This works out to about 400 cases per year (the exact number diagnosed each year is not known).

Survival statistics for thymomas are discussed in Survival rates for thymus cancer.

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Last Medical Review: February 7, 2014 Last Revised: March 17, 2015

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