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How quickly does breast cancer grow?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Kathryn Wagner
One reason annual mammo for aged 40-49 is recommended is the more aggressive faster growing types tend to occur in the younger women and if cought on mammo its usually earlier stage than when felt on exam
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Varies
Each cancer is unique.
Some cancer cells grow very rapidly have the ability to metastasize very early in their development while others grow much slower and are late to metastasize. This is very difficult to predict.

In brief: Varies
Each cancer is unique.
Some cancer cells grow very rapidly have the ability to metastasize very early in their development while others grow much slower and are late to metastasize. This is very difficult to predict.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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