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Eosinophils Absolute are up – first oncology after one year of Keytruda

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    mrbill16323
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      I have not posted for a while over the last year I was coursing through my Keytruda treatments for nodular Melanoma Stage IIIC (scalp), which were completed a couple months ago. I tolerated them very well and my PET scans were clear during that time.  My first blood test was completed recently with my Oncologist Dr. Wang visit scheduled for this Thursday 12/9. All my blood test numbers came back in the normal range, except for Eosinophils Absolute, which is at 1.73 (normal is 0 to .70). Feeling a little anxious only because I have no context for this result. Enjoying my days before seeing Doc. Refuse to let this get into my head. Peace to all.
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        Bubbles
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          Well, you can let your eosinophilia get into your head if you like!!!  It’s not a bad thing!  Here are lots of articles that address higher levels of eosinophils in melanoma patients – https://chaoticallypreciselifeloveandmelanoma.blogspot.com/search?q=eosinophils

          A quote from one of the articles = <i><b>Melanoma patients with eosinophilia at any point in their course of disease show a trend toward longer survival independently of their therapy.</b></i>

          Good to hear from you.  Let us know what your doc has to say!  yours, celeste

          Mark_DC
          Participant
            I agree with Celeste – my Eosinophil numbers started to increase (I think I looked at the ratio not the absolute number, which was above the recommended) – and Celeste hinted that this was a good indicator and my condition did improve afterwards.

            I asked my doctor and he did not seem to be aware of this though. So like Celeste, I would like to know what your doctor thinks. My guess and hope is that this is good news

            Mark

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