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How quickly does melanoma grow?

How quickly does melanoma grow?

It varies: What matters is how deep a given melanoma grows. Some tend to grow horizontally and do not spread. Others, stay small, but grow deep, and will spread quite quickly. If you have any concerns about a given spot, get it checked out. ...Read more

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Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

A condition in which some element of your skin which is one of the most complex organs in the body, degenerates into cancer, with the cancerous (malignant) cells growing ...Read more


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How quickly does nodular melanoma spread?

How quickly does nodular melanoma spread?

Can Spread Quickly: Nodular melanomas tend to grow up as a nodule, and down into the skin. With melanomas, the deeper it is into the skin, the more likely it is to spread. So ask your doctor the depth of penetration in millimeters or the clarks level. Prognosis depends on the depth of penetration, and not the type of melanoma. ...Read more

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How quickly does breast cancer grow?

How quickly does breast cancer grow?

Variable: It is estimated that by the time a cancer is detected on a mammogram, it has probably been present for 2 years and that it takes an average of 5 years to become palpable. However, the growth rates of different breast cancers can vary substantially. ...Read more

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How long does it take to grow colon tumor?

How long does it take to grow colon tumor?

5-10 years: ... In general but some hereditary colon cancer syndromes and colitis patients can develop them within a year! ...Read more

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How long does melanoma take to spread?

How long does melanoma take to spread?

Highly variable: There are aggressive fast-spreading cancers and there are slow-spreading cancers. An aggressive fast-spreading melanoma can metastasize even before it's visible on the skin. Some superficial slow-spreading melanomas may spread wide but not deep and may not invade the bloodstream for many months. The problem is there's no predicting how a melanoma is going to behave so early detection is key. ...Read more

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How quickly does bladder cancer grow and spread?

How quickly does bladder cancer grow and spread?

Depends: It depends on the type of cancer and stage at the time sof diagnosis. If it is a non-aggressive form, it may take months or sometimes years to recur. If the tumor is very aggressive or advanced at the time of diagnosis, it is much more likely to recur quickly. ...Read more

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How long does it take melanoma to spread?

How long does it take melanoma to spread?

Varies: Each cancer is unique. Some cancer cells have the ability to metastasize very early in their development while other can be slower to metastasize. ...Read more

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How does skin cancer grow?

How does skin cancer grow?

Local growth mostly: Mostly skin cancers (like all cancers) grow locally, spreading both side to side as well as down. For melanomas in particular, deep growth is more dangerous. Cancers also can jump (or metastasize) via lymphatic vessels or blood vessels. This can lead to spread to local lymph nodes or distant sites like the lungs, liver, brain, etc. ...Read more

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How long does it take uterine cancer to develop and how fast does it spread?

How long does it take uterine cancer to develop and how fast does it spread?

Varies: Each cancer is unique. Some will grow very rapidly and spread to distant sites of the body at an early stage. Others will grow slowly and never metastasize. It is very difficult to predict. ...Read more

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How fast does dcis spread?

How fast does dcis spread?

Quite slowly: It is difficult to define. But it does not spread all that fast. You have a few months before you need to worry about that. ...Read more

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How quickly does breast cancer normally metastasize?

How quickly does breast cancer normally metastasize?

Varies: Each cancer is unique. Some cancer cells have the ability to metastasize very early in their development while other can be slower to metastasize. ...Read more

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How fast does bladder cancer grow inside you?

How fast does bladder cancer grow inside you?

Depends on grade: In general, the "grade", or the microscopic features, of bladder cancer will define the rate of growth. High grade cancers grow more quickly than low grade cancers, and are associated with more advanced (high "stage") types of cancer and poorer outcomes compared to low grade cancers which are generally low "stage". However, high grade cancer caught early is treatable and potentially curable. ...Read more

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If malignant breast tumor, how fast does it grow?

If malignant breast tumor, how fast does it grow?

Depends: Tumors are different for everyone. Some grow fast and some grow slow. Age, genetic factors and ethnicity can contribute. If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, it is important to take time to explore and understand the treatments and options. In general, it can take 2-4 weeks from the time of diagnosis until the first treatment intervention. Be sure you get your questions answered by your dr. ...Read more

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How fast does papillary cancer grow?

How fast does papillary cancer grow?

More info: More info needed, what organ is affected by the papillary cancer. ...Read more

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How long does it take a cancer cell to grow to 5 centimeters?

How long does it take a cancer cell to grow to 5 centimeters?

This is surprisingly: Complex question. How long it takes for a mass to achieve a given size is highly variable and depends upon the rate of cell cycle progression, growth fraction (% of cells in the tumor that are dividing), rate of cell death that balances emergence of new cells, etc. Some cancers grow rapidly (eg., burkitt lymphoma) while others may take years to achieve comparable size. Why do you ask? ...Read more

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How quickly does papillary throid cancer grow?

How quickly does papillary throid cancer grow?

Variable growth.: It depends on the cancer size and the individual. In general terms, it is more indolent (slow growing) in females under 45 and more aggressive in males over 45. ...Read more

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How fast can brain cancer grow?

How fast can brain cancer grow?

It depends: There are many types of brain tumors. Some grow very slowly over many years, and some grow very, very rapidly. It really depends upon the type of brain tumor. ...Read more

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How quick does cancer spread?

How quick does cancer spread?

IT DEPENDS: It depends on the type of cancer and and the part of body is effected by it some cancers spread very fast and others are slow in their spread to other organs and parts of your body so all cancers are not alike and so the sprerad is not the same for different cancers in different organ systems and parts of your body. ...Read more

Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

A type of cancer that develops from pigment-containing ...Read more