The thymus is a small organ in your upper chest, under your breastbone. Before birth and during childhood, the thymus helps the body make a type of white blood cell. These cells help protect you from infections.
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- Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ thymuscancer.html
- Source: NCI (NIH): cancer.gov/ types/ thymoma
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