Do you have time to think
Despite the fact that breast cancer is a deadly disease, it develops slowly, which means that you don’t have to rush to make a decision. You have time to think, draw conclusions, once again weigh all the circumstances and make a final decision before you begin to be treated.
“The cancer cell doubles in about 100 days, explains Dr. Love. And in order for the tumor to grow by a centimeter, 100 billion cells are required. ”
That's why “most doctors find it safe to start treatment within 3 weeks after the 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 approximately 8 years after its appearance, and the tumor begins to be palpated after 10 years.