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    How do you know how fast a cancer is growing

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      http://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/understanding-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ.shtml (Diagnosing DCIS, Pathology) "By considering the features and growth pattern of the cells, they will characterize the disease as low grade, intermediate grade, or high grade — a classification that reflects how different the tumor cells look from normal cells and how quickly the tumor is likely to grow."

      about 7 years ago
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      As some of the earlier answers stated, the pathology report should indicate the grade of the tumor, with 1 being low and 3 being high. Also, my report listed a Ki-67 score, which indicates how aggressive a tumor is, with anything above a 20 signaling aggressive.

      about 7 years ago
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      When you have periodic exams done you will have a kind of film of your internal body....and you will be able to compare size, formats, textures and movements of your cysts, moles, tumors, etc.....you can also take a look on your type of cancer information and discuss with your doctor as he will say if it is more or less aggressive and the probability of growing faster or slower....but remember this latter option is just statistics and does not reflects exactly what goes on with your body as each one reacts different....but anyway if you still don't have periodic exams because you are in the beginning of your fight so it may be useful anyhow.... wishing you all the best....God bless you and continue blessing all of us

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): My mom was diagnosed with dcis August 14, 2014.

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      My mom was diagnosed with dcis August 14, 2014.

      about 7 years ago
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