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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 are known to have unpredictable growth rates.  Some desmoid tumors may grow quickly; others may remain the same size over long periods of time.  It is estimated that approximately 15% of desmoid tumors may spontaneously shrink over time.[4585]  Unfortunately, after an extensive review of the resources available to us, we were unable to find an estimate of the average length of time needed for a desmoid tumor to develop.
Last updated: 10/27/2011