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how long does it take for brain cancer to grow

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Symptoms?: If the tumor is small and not pressing on vital areas of the brain, depending on the tumor type, if benign or cancerous, it can be present for a very ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
62 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends on pathology: Symptoms of a brain tumor depend on the pathology. Once present expect the deficit to last until the tumor is treated.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Giannotta
48 years experience Neurosurgery
It shouldn't: Contrast enhanced ct scans are not a risk for brain cancer. In fact more tumors have been cured by finding them early with ct scans and mris than hav ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Do not worry: While there is radiation exposure with CT scans, two head CTs are not going to give you brain cancer. You can do more for your health by refraining fr ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Comments: I do not believe we should look at the time for melanoma to go to brain, as the first sign in the body might be a brain hemorrhage secondary to presen ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Soren Singel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: For more benign tumors such as meningioma, many years. For malignant brain tumors such as glioblastoma, a few months.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
5-10 years: ... In general but some hereditary colon cancer syndromes and colitis patients can develop them within a year!
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
No answer for: This depends. It is different for different people.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Depends: As we have discovered different forms of breast cancer, we realize that each is different depending on the person affected. The biology of the tumor ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience Family Medicine
Depends.: Some tumors are very aggressive and have a life expectancy of less than 9 months. Some are slower to grow. Early detection helps out for better treat ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
A long time: From the time a brain cancer first starts to the time it becomes large enough to cause symptoms, usually takes years. Brain tumors are typically fo ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Depends: There ars several different cancerous cell types. Some are fast growing and aggressive, while others are slow growing and less aggressive. There are w ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: Different tumors grow a dfferent rates however the start small like with a single abnormal cell and the cells reproduce at a rate faster than normal ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Roughly one year: The immunogenic tumor protein, a post translational modification of MUC5ac is found in most colon Ca. When polyoma enters bowel to form a field eff ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Actually`: Some believe that it takes only the time for a SINGLE CELL which has MUTATED (or produced by an abnormal strand of RNA/DNA to START tumor formation. A ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
No clear answer: While cancer doesn't develop overnight, processes leading upto cancer can take years. Here is a good overview on rectal cancer http://www.Cancer. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
This is surprisingly: Complex question. How long it takes for a mass to achieve a given size is highly variable and depends upon the rate of cell cycle progression, growth ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
No clear answer: While cancer doesn't develop overnight, processes leading upto cancer can take years. Here is a good overview on esophageal cancer http://www.Can ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Smolders: The initial changes that lead to cancer begin years, maybe decades, before it appears, as evidenced by the fact that the longer a person has smoked, t ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
No clear answer: While cancer doesn't develop overnight, processes leading upto cancer can take years. Here is a good overview on esophageal cancer http://www.Can ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Not known.: This is a question with a very variable answer. Most cancer patients present with local or advanced disease, with just cancer present. This is usual ... Read More
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Can occur: Unfortunately - this review below suggests 20% at 2y. https://academic.oup.com/humupd/article/15/4/441/732833/Recurrence-of-endometriosis-and-its-cont ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Years: The incubation period is very variable but is usually measured in years to decades.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
32 years experience Anesthesiology
This varies: Esophageal cancer is inoperable when it spreads through the layers of the esophagus to the surrounding tissues and lymph nodes. I should redefine ino ... Read More

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