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|5/30/2006||My mom recently had surgery to remove a 5cm tumor in her skull. It was done successfully and with wide clear margins. My question is this: given the size of the tumor, how long did it take to get that big? I am sure it didn't get that big in 2 months. It was ironic that the tumor caused my mom no symptoms. It was discovered in a routine head to toe scan she did. Are breast cancer tumors that fast growing???|
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|5/30/2006||brain mets can be more subtle to identify... your mom being an example that she didn't have symptoms. these can happen in a few months or a longer period of time. depends on grade of cells and other prognostic factors.|
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