I went 8 years (age 9-17) with cancer before it was diagnosed.
It depends on the person and what type you have. That is why it is important to get yearly physicals.
it usually depends on the type of cancer, please go see a physician if you believe you may have cancer!
A very long time. My great aunt found out she had it a while ago but doctors say she probably had it for nearly 10 years.
Cancer in the beginning is rather slow, so depending on the kind you could have it for years (10+).
you can have it for a pretty long time before knowing you have it. But for me, they said mine was fast developing so I only had for about 2 weeks.
Theoretically without any tests they could go the entire span of their life
a person could die from cancer and never know that they had it if they were not checked out.
Sometimes you never know until you die of it.
here I am
until they die
depends on the type of cancer. some people have cancer for years without knowing it like pancreatic cancer because it is slow growing and doesn't give much symptoms until it is in its last stages. other cancers like cervical cancer are detected quickly because we give routine PAP smears which check for any abnormal cells in the cervical region.