Do you have time to think
Despite the fact that breast cancer is a deadly disease, it develops slowly, which means that you do not need to hurry when making a decision. You have time to think, draw conclusions, once again weigh all the circumstances and make a final decision before you begin treatment.
“The cancer cell doubles in about 100 days, explains Dr. Love. And in order for a tumor to grow an inch, it takes 100 billion cells. ”
That's why “most doctors believe that it is perfectly safe to begin treatment within 3 weeks after a biopsy,” adds Dr. Petrek. And if you need to wait a little longer, as a rule, this is also acceptable. ” In the end, in most cases, cancer is detected on a mammogram after about 8 years from the moment of its appearance, and the tumor begins to be palpable after 10 years.