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breastbone; the flat bone where the ribs meet in the center at the front of the chest.

Cancer Glossary

... thymus Search. an organ at the base of the neck (behind the upper
breastbone or sternum) that helps certain lymphocytes mature. ...


Cancer Glossary

... mammary lymph nodes Search. lymph nodes that are inside the chest
near the sternum or breastbone. See also lymph nodes. ...


What is bone cancer?

... joint. It is also seen at the place in the chest where the ribs meet the
sternum (breastbone) and in parts of the face. The ...


How is malignant mesothelioma diagnosed?

... A small cut is made in the front of the neck above the breastbone (sternum)
and a thin, hollow, lighted tube (called a mediastinoscope) is inserted ...


Signs and symptoms of acute lymphocytic leukemia

... The T-cell subtype of ALL often affects the thymus, which is a small organ in
the middle of the chest behind the sternum (breastbone) and in front of ...


What is osteosarcoma? | American Cancer Society

... Some bones help support and protect our vital organs. Examples include
the skull bones, breast bone (sternum), and ribs. ...


Surgery for thymus cancer

... In most cases the surgery is done through a median sternotomy, an incision
down the middle of the chest that splits the sternum (breast bone ...


What is thymus cancer?

... Thymus cancers are uncommon. The thymus is a small organ located just
behind the breast bone (sternum) in the front part of the chest. ...


What is osteosarcoma?

... Some bones help support and protect our vital organs. Examples include
the skull bones, breast bone (sternum), and ribs. ...


How is chronic myeloid leukemia diagnosed?

... The samples are taken from the back of the pelvic (hip) bone, although in some
cases they may be taken from the breastbone (sternum) or other ...