2.3 cm. tumor takes how long to grow?
Ok, I have been ruminating about this and wonder what others think: I was told that it takes approx. eight years for a tumor to grow large enough to be palpable (approx. 2cm.). After my MS last March, they found four lesions, the largest of which was 2.3 cm., and some DCIS as well. None of this was picked up in a mammogram two months earlier. I was 48.
Does this mean that if screening tools were better, then more women would be diagnosed in their twenties and thirties? I find this very frightening and worth discussion. Certainly it is worthy of research? Or does this research already exist? Thanks for the input. Tammy