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Statistics About Thymus Cancer

Some people use statistics to try to figure out their chances of getting cancer or of being cured. It is important to remember that this data shows what happens with large groups of people. Because no two people are alike, this information can’t be used to know or predict what will happen to you.

These are statistics from the American Cancer Society about thymus cancer:

  • Thymomas are rare and occur at a rate of only 1.5 cases for every million people each year in the U.S. The exact number diagnosed each year is not known.

  • Tumors of the thymus are more common in middle-aged people than in children and young adults. It is most common in those in their 70s.