A 35-year-old female asked:
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how long does breast cancer take to spread if it goes untreated? are we talking months or years? or 10 years +

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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 alone dictates more immediate action. The fear of cancer => stress which is immunosuppressive. Do not make a final decision until you have consulted with all of these 4 specialists: oncology, general surgery, plastic surgery and radiation oncology.
Answered on Aug 19, 2018

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