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9. Does operating on cancer make it spread? How fast do cancers grow or spread(metastasize)?

Does operating on cancer make it spread?
There is no evidence whatsoever that operating on cancer or "opening it to air" causes it to spread or spread faster.

How fast do cancers grow or spread(metastasize)?
Cancer grows much more slowly than people think. In general, it takes a cancer at least 2 to 5 years to grow to a size that will show on an x-ray.

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