A 40-year-old member asked:
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how long can a person have to live without being treated for breast cancer?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
?????: This is hard to say. It depends on what stage breast cancer you are dealing with. Breast cancer is one of the most treatable cancers. Before you decide not to pursue treatment, i recommend you get a 2nd opinion to evaluate your options. You may need a different approach and a new team that you feel more comfortable with. Get more info before you throw in the towel.
Answered on Apr 22, 2013
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
If a person: Leaves a breast cancer untreated, it will ulcerate and fungate through the skin into a foul smelling mess. Get it treated properly.
Answered on Apr 22, 2013

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