Other Names for this Disease
- Aggressive fibromatosis
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Your QuestionHow 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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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.
Last updated: 11/30/2014
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