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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


thymic carcinoma  listen  (THY-mik KAR-sih-NOH-muh)

  A rare type of thymus gland cancer. It usually spreads, has a high risk of recurrence, and has a poor survival rate. Thymic carcinoma is divided into subtypes, depending on the types of cells in which the cancer began. Also called type C thymoma.