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Eosinophils without Interferon

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      I have a curious question about Eosinophils and Melanoma. What do they actually do, are they white blood cells? No dr has ever explained it to me. History of childhood asthma, ok I’m an adult, but my counts are always high.

      I have FAMMM and have survived 6mm Nodular badness without SLNB. My Vitamin D levels always showed up fine even in the UK winter.

      Can hypothyroidism slow things down enough to help any primaries stay local? Because I also deal with Hashimotos.

      My abdominal CT said I had an additional spleen and I have a childhood history of something hard to pronounce but it involves red blood cells, spherocytosis.

      I’ve never had interferon. It’s so curious and I don’t really know how to start a conversation about it without sounding like a google doctor.

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          Hi Almostalice,

          Yes, Eos are part of the white blood cell count, that differentiate to fight infection and cancer. Can be high from asthma too as you observed. I’ve been tracking my rising counts since starting Keytruda as the article at that Eos accumulation might be a prognostic factor that increases overall survival in melanoma patients on ICI treatment.

          Best wishes to you!


            Thank you for the reply, so sorry for my late reply.  This is good information to have and I can keep a check on my counts at regular physical bloodwork.
              I am doing well on immunotherapy and also have season allergies I don’t generally medicate. My eosinophils  are also high.

              I thought interferon was a dodo-era treatment?

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