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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Variable: This is highly dependent on the cancer type and stage of presentation. Some aggressive forms of cancer may take over vital organs within months; oth ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
Depends.: There are some patients with breast cancer (such as dcis) can lived for many, many years with the cancer doing nothing. Some people will die very quic ... Read More
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Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depends on stage: This depends on the stage of the breast cancer.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sabel
28 years experience Surgical Oncology
Don't find out: It is impossible to answer this question without knowing more, particularly what stage the cancer is at. But don't find out. Even triple negative canc ... Read More
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Dr. John Yim answered
28 years experience Surgical Oncology
Probably not long.: Triple negative breast cancer is the most aggressive breast cancer, because it grows and spreads fast and there are fewer options for treatment. If n ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
A long time...: Especially if one includes dcis in this category, which is better designated pre-cancer. On the other hand, we sadly see neglected breast cancer with ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
The course: of male breast cancer is similar to that of female breast cancer. As tumors grow with time, there is an increasing chance of metastases and a poorer ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes.: In it's earliest stages, breast cancer usually does not cause any symptoms. Mammography is such an important screening test for breast cancer since i ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience General Surgery
Years: Breast cancers are usually present for years before being found. They may produce a mass and no other symptoms until very advanced. This is part of th ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marwan Akasheh
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
The spread in months: Well it depends on the aggressiveness of the tumor itself since the grading of the tumor is variable. It will be counted in months and not years. In a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: The breast cancer usually spread in month and if lump is there for 5 years it is benign mass or cyst.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
No set time: My rule of thumb: treatment should be initiated = 6 weeks unless it's a particularly fulminant lesion-in which case psychological burden of delay alon ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sabha Ganai
19 years experience Surgical Oncology
Hard to Predict: Among all patients with breast cancer who present with distant disease, one fourth will survive beyond 5 years. It would be good to know the patient' ... Read More
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