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Desmoid tumor


Other Names for this Disease

  • Aggressive fibromatosis
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How quickly do desmoid tumors typically progress?  Is five months a significant period of time with regard to the growth of such a tumor?

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How quickly do desmoid tumors progress?

Desmoid tumors have unpredictable growth rates. Some desmoid tumors grow quickly, while others may remain the same size over long periods of time. It is estimated that approximately 15% of desmoid tumors spontaneously shrink over time.[4585]
Last updated: 11/30/2014

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Other Names for this Disease
  • Aggressive fibromatosis
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