A 40-year-old member asked:
how long does it take for cancer to develop from metaplasia?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Joseph Woods answered
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 usually something there for a long time, perhaps decades. Some tumors develop faster than others. Cervical cancer patients may have cancer in a few years, while oral cancer patients can present at over 50 years of age. Family history also plays a role.
Answered on Mar 12, 2020
Dr. Kasra Karamlou answered
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends on the type: This process is quiet varied and can take mints to years and not all metaplasia will turn malignant.
Answered on Jun 18, 2015
Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered
48 years experience Pathology
No direct link: Metaplasia is the reaction of tissues, including epithelium to noxious stimuli and the change is reversible. Metalplasia by itself is not a pre-canceous condition, therefore your question cannot be answered directly.
Answered on Sep 8, 2017
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