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- August 26, 2010 at 4:03 pm
Sorry you feel you are not getting the information you require. I am sure other people here can direct you to places within MPIP for the info you need.
NED is 'no evidence of disease'
SNB is "Sentinel Node Biopsy' after your mole or leision is removed, usually if the depth or thickness warrants it, they will do a test PRIOR to the WLE (wide local excision) a blue dye is injected into the space where the mole/? was removed and they can trace its pathway to the nodes that are in what ever region that basinn is.
they remove any nodes that have absorped the dye, and check for melanoma. Do not hesitate to ask questions here. The new format for some of us 'old timers' is sort of hard (for me anyways) but do not just give up. Use the internet to your advantage, and above all, talk to your doctors.