THYMOMAS AND THYMIC CARCINOMAS
Thymus cancers are uncommon.
- Thymomas and thymic carcinomas develop from epithelial cells.
- Lymphocytesareimmune system cells that can develop into cancers called as Hodgkin disease and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
- Kulchitsky cells, or neuroendocrine cells can give rise to cancers called carcinoid tumors.
All thymomas are potentially cancerous. Therefore it is best to resect it completely if possible.