Cancer advancing from stage 1 to 2..

  • My father was diagnosed with stage 1 cancer. Do I need to worry about it advancing to stage 2? How long does it generally take?

  • Hi Sanjhanna,

    I'm so sorry to hear about your father's diagnosis. Could you please specify what cancer he has?

    In the meantime, the exact duration of progression cannot be estimated. The duration depends on the type of cancer. Some cancers, like head and neck, progress rapidly, while others like prostate cancer, take time to advance. Overall, it may take a few weeks to a few months for the cancer to advance to higher stages.

    I would request you to talk to your oncologist to find more details regarding your father's case. In case you would like a second opinion from one of our empanelled doctors, you can reach out to us on or call us on +918884455789.

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