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How long does it take to see where cancer is mestastatize

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How long does it take to see where cancer is mestastatize . would it take up to nine months?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chan replied 7 years ago.



It depends on the rate of metastasis and growth. It also depends on the location of the metastasis (large organs are easier to see on scans as opposed to small lymph nodes). Scans have to be performed periodically to look for metastasis (even if the cancer is in remission). Once you have had cancer, you have to constantly be monitored for metastasis (which can occur many months or even years later).

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