Thymoma: Risk Factors

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 05/2016

ON THIS PAGE: You will find an explanation of risk factors and how they are involved in the development of most types of cancer. To see other pages, use the menu.

A risk factor is anything that increases a person’s chance of developing cancer. Although risk factors often influence the development of cancer, most do not directly cause cancer. Some people with several risk factors never develop cancer, while others with no known risk factors do. However, knowing your risk factors and talking about them with your doctor may help you make more informed lifestyle and health care choices.

Currently, there are no known risk factors for thymoma. If you are concerned about your risk of this type of cancer, talk with your doctor.

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