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A 28-year-old female asked:

How long does one 5cm large liver cancer tumor grow to spread? doctor suggested surgery but dad wants to know how long can he wait before surgery?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Gutman
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Well...: the smaller the tumor the better the chances at a cure... the sooner the better
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Don't wait: Length of time depends on the proximity of the cancer to structures that would allow it to spread. Your oncologist and surgeon can give an estimate, but it is not usually beneficial to wait with a cancer.

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Last updated Jun 29, 2014

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