How are thymomas and other thymic tumors treated?
Our team is experienced in treating thymic cancer and will create a treatment plan based on the type and stage of your cancer and other factors.
Your treatment plan may include:
Surgery is often the only treatment needed for tumors that haven’t spread beyond the thymus. Some tumors can be removed with minimally invasive robotic surgery, which often can be done as an outpatient procedure so that you do not have to stay overnight in the hospital.
ChemotherapyLarge, advanced or recurrent thymic tumors often require a combination of treatments, including chemotherapy and radiation.
Sometimes radiation therapy is recommended following surgery if tumors have spread beyond the thymus or chest. We may also recommend radiation therapy if surgery is not an option, or to help relieve symptoms if the disease has spread to other parts of the body.
A multidisciplinary team of cancer experts including surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, plastic reconstructive surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, genetic counselors, medical geneticists, social workers, patient navigators and clinical trials staff meet weekly to discuss select complex cases and determine the best course of care.
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Miami Cancer Institute can provide access to clinical trials not widely available elsewhere. Clinical trials find new ways to treat and diagnose cancer and are ongoing. If an appropriate trial is available, we will talk to you about the benefits and risks.
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Taking care of the whole patient is an important component of providing personalized cancer care. Integrated into the fabric of the Miami Cancer Institute, the Cancer Patient Support Center addresses the psychological, physical, social and spiritual needs of our patients during cancer treatment and beyond.