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How fast can breast cancer spread?
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
In brief: Variable
First and foremost, not all breast cancers spread: many are confined to the breast without any ability to travel to other organs.
For those that 'spread', the growth rates vary between months to decades before they become detectable. Furthermore, chemotherapy may eradicate these cells that have spread, and they may never become evident.

In brief: Variable
First and foremost, not all breast cancers spread: many are confined to the breast without any ability to travel to other organs.
For those that 'spread', the growth rates vary between months to decades before they become detectable. Furthermore, chemotherapy may eradicate these cells that have spread, and they may never become evident.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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