How long does it take for cancer to spread ?

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How long does it take for cancer to spread ?

by MissyMonz on Thu Apr 19, 2012 08:13 AM

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My Mom is 65 and was diagnosed with Lung cancer in October 2011. Since then she has been going for chemo and is now busy undergoing radiation. During her chemo she complained of back pain and was admitted into hospital so that they can run tests and do scans etc... nothing was detected mild osteoporoses in her lower spinal area. Recently she complained about the same pain but more sever in her lower back and the tips of her toes have gone numb. She went for another PET scan 4 months ago and they didn’t see any spreading of cancer to her back. Is it possible that cancer could have spread to her lower back in such a short space of time (4 months)??

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by meldee on Sat Jun 02, 2012 01:05 PM

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Even tho cancer is cancer there are types ESP depending on location in the body if she has small cell or fast growing yes. But more of her symptom complaints are from chemo radiation treatment damage ie neuropathy in feet back weakening from calcium depleting etc That's why pain mess become normal; & why it is better to stay healthy or treat holistically! But don't mean to sound uppity or rediculous just the basic facts we feel...

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by jimmy-goat on Thu Dec 12, 2013 09:46 PM

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It alll depends on a number of factors, 90% of all cancer deaths are because it spreads

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by andrewS on Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:27 PM

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It would depend on the age of the patient. Second it would depend on the type of cancer. And third, it would depend on the histology of the tumor itself.

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