Did you have a thymoma? – Myasthenia gravis
Did you know Myasthenia gravis can be, but is not always associated with cancer?
“Rare tumors in the thymus gland, commonly known as thymomas, are found in up to 15% of MG patients” (located in the thymus gland). In turn, statistics indicate that 30–45% of people with a thymoma eventually go on to develop MG. Almost all MG patients with a thymoma also have anti-AChR antibodies” https://myastheniagravisnews.com/news/mg-more-severe-generalized-when-with-thymoma-study/, https://myastheniagravisnews.com/news/analyzing-thymoma-immune-cells-may-help-predict-mg-study-suggests/.
A thymoma can be discovered before any MG symptoms occur. Or, an individual can be suspected to have or diagnosed with MG. Then a thymoma is found when imaging is done. Were you one of these individuals? https://myastheniagravisnews.com/news/case-supports-soliris-promising-treatment-thymoma-associated-mg/. Have you experienced your cancer return after the thymoma was removed?
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