Sarah, this really all depends on the type of cancer and the stage it is in when it is found. I know a lady who has breast cancer and has been in treatment for almost ten years and others who went into remission after a year or two of treatment.
Hi, Nice question.First of all it would depend on the age of the patient. Second it would depend on the type of cancer. And third, it would depend on the histology of the tumor itself. There isn't an answer for this question unless there are specifics. There are hundreds of types of cancer and every individual is very different. Body types, diets, age, genetics...all play a role in the progression rate of the disease. Thanks.... http://www.colonhealthmagazine.com/colon-cancer/