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A 31-year-old female asked:

Estimate years for cancer and or tumour to grow. and what's the fastest this could grow without treatment before it's fatal. start to finish years?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many types of cancer, and each patient is different. A baby can be born with a cancerous tumor, which means (if we count time from birth) the time needed to get that cancer is ZERO days. As a pediatrician, I tell kids and parents that it takes about 20 years from the start of bad habits to the discovery of a cancer related to bad habits. That being said, "lucky" people don't get cancer.

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Last updated Mar 17, 2016

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