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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
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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.
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