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Representing Patients with
Thymic Cancers in the UK
ThymicUK is a registered charity established by patients with thymic cancers, their carers, and families and friends.
Our purposes are to provide support, advocate and share information, facilitate research and ultimately to improve the treatments available for these rare cancers in the United Kingdom. Through these endeavours ThymicUK hopes to increase the overall survival and quality of life of patients with thymic cancers.
We do not offer medical advice but we have an active Facebook group where experiences and information can be shared and we hold regular virtual and face to face meetings. ThymicUK is supported by The British Thoracic Oncology Group
Help shape future research
Our goal is for more research to go into possible treatments for thymic cancers. We can help researchers by providing the information they need.
Latest Patient Stories:
I struggled to write my carer’s story… a lot. How could I put into words what feels like a roller-coaster ride on a bare metal seat with half the anchoring bolts missing? I am not even the patient, and I have near-fainted twice in difficult appointments. I am supposed to […]
During the summer of 2017 when I was holidaying with younger, fitter friends I started feeling weary. I take thyroxine and thinking that my prescription might need adjusting I visited my G.P. She said as a precaution she would like me to have an X-ray. She phoned me the following […]
Thymus gland cancers are cancers which start in the thymus gland located in the chest between the lungs. Cancers of the thymus gland are rare. The majority of such cancers are called thymomas.
There is also a much rarer form of thymus gland cancer called thymic carcinoma.
Thymomas and thymic carcinomas are cancers of the cells (called epithelial cells) that line the thymus gland.