Monitoring a Cancer Tumor is Sometimes Better Than Aggressive Treatment, Study Finds

Cancerous tumors don’t always need immediate treatment. Experts explain how cancer type, age, and patient compliance factor in.

Not all tumors are the same.

A recent analysis of breast cancer data reveals that many small breast cancers are slow-growing and have an excellent outlook. In fact, many will never cause serious symptoms or require treatment within a patient’s lifetime.

On the other hand, there are fast-growing tumors that can be fatal. They often become a problem before they’re ever detected by mammography.

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