My name is Behzad, a Thymama cancer patient since 1996. I am preparing this website for other patients and researcher to share their experiences and to get some ideas as how to deal with it. Also to provide a source of information for their families and researcher.
Please note I am not a Physician. This website is not an official cancer information site or a scientific knowledge base. Just my personal experiences with the disease and its treatments. It is imperative to discuss all your issues with your medical doctor. Internet could be a good source of information but by no means replaces advice of an of a medical experts i.e. “Never Self Medicate”.
- What is Thymoma?
- How did I found out about my Thymoma cancer?
- What would I do differently!
- My Thymoma Story.
- Thymoma and UHN (Toronto Univ. Health Network)
- Tell us about your story.
- Read about the other Patients.
- Link to National Cancer Institute/ Thymoma Site
How Did I Found out!
It was early spring back in 1996. I was working as IMS Manager for a Pharmaceutical company in Florida. I wasn’t married and lived in Tampa Bay area. It all started by heavy coughs, it felt like a bad flue, but no fever, just lots of mucus and continuous coughs! It got really bad when I lay down to sleep! I couldn’t sleep…
Family Doctor kept changing antibiotics, giving me steroids (prednisone) and so on for weeks. Anyway after a couple of weeks he sent me for X-Ray, and there it was. A big tumor size of an apple, shoving into left lung which was clearly visible in the X-Ray! We arranged for a CT- Scan and a Biopsy, which confirmed a large malignant Thymoma tumor…