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Re: In Stage IV melanoma patients, a high percentage of …

    debbieVA
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       Hi Jimmy….

      Your information is always interesting…I’m wondering if this lab work would be easier to detect the possibility of advancing or progressing disease than the exposure of more radiation such as with PET or CT scans?  
      Dealing with quantitative levels.  

      In my case, being Stage 4 NED, I now have scans at 6 month intervals.  Prior to this I had PET/CT at 3 month intervals.  I have always worried, that if Melanoma didn’t kill me, radiation induced cancer might.  

      LDH is a quantitative lab test good for only indicating potential progression with liver involvement….I would so rather have a simple lab exam than all the HOOPLA  with drinking contrast, Infusing radioactive dyes….and hours spent in a tube.

      Good talking to you…Be well….

       

      Debbie Stage 4 NED

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