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Thymoma

As chief of the divison of thoracic surgery, Walter Scott specializes in the early diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, as well as the treatment of thymoma, a rare tumor arising from thymus tissue.As chief of the divison of thoracic surgery, Walter Scott specializes in the early diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, as well as the treatment of thymoma, a rare tumor arising from thymus tissue.

When facing thymoma or other thymic tumors, where you go for care—and how quickly you are seen—can make a big difference. At the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, we work with you to choose a treatment approach that offers the best chance of controlling your cancer, preserving function, and reducing the risk of recurrence. 

At Fox Chase, we draw upon the nationally-recognized experience of our multidisciplinary medical team to make individualized decisions for your type and stage of thymoma. The thoracic oncology team meets regularly to review new or challenging cases in-depth and reach a consensus on treatment strategies. Through this coordinated approach, we strive to offer the most thorough and personalized care as well as access to innovative therapies for your cancer.

Why choose Fox Chase?

  • Highest designation from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, an elite center recognized for excellence in cancer treatment, research, prevention and education
  • Multidisciplinary team of physician leaders in the thoracic field
  • Full spectrum of care for thymoma—from detection through survivorship
  • Significant experience with open, endoscopic, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery
  • Access to clinical trials for emerging and innovative therapies for thymoma
  • Next business-day appointments with our lung cancer specialists