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How fast does invasive ductal carcinoma develop metastasis?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Can be quick, but

Could be years or never. You do not mention: size; stage, nodes + or -, age, receptor status (er, pr, her-2-neu).
Breast cancer treatment can effect chance of relapse. I find the questions about speed odd...The true answer is we do not know in an individual what will happen, and rely on group statistics to frame what we tell patients. I emphasize, that individual may not behave like a group.

In brief: Can be quick, but

Could be years or never. You do not mention: size; stage, nodes + or -, age, receptor status (er, pr, her-2-neu).
Breast cancer treatment can effect chance of relapse. I find the questions about speed odd...The true answer is we do not know in an individual what will happen, and rely on group statistics to frame what we tell patients. I emphasize, that individual may not behave like a group.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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