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NED for 2 years

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      hi all,not sure how to word this does being NED for 2 years reduced chances of reccurrence as i know i’m far from in the clear overall
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        Congratulations on your NED status! My husband reached his 2 year this November as well. I don’t have an answer to your question directly I can tell you that my husband had stage 2 in 2013 treated with surgery. Stage 3 in 2015 treated with more surgery and radiation and stage 4 in 2018 treated with radiation and combination immunotherapy. I think there are a lot of variables like stage and treatment and age and overall health. I do hope you go and live your life though. It’s hard to go about things when the boogeyman is always hiding around the corner. I wish you happy holidays and I hope you find some comfort in other people’s stories on this forum. There are a lot of long term survivors and there have been so many wonderful medical advances in the last 5 years.
          Congrats!!! Two years NED is excellent. The data and melanoma researchers have demonstrated that the 3 year NED mark is kind of the golden ticket for us Stage IV folks. But, bottom line – every minute you stay NED is wonderful and bodes well for a decreased chance of recurrence. Enjoy and have a great holiday season. Celeste
              hi,Celeste, thankyou for your as usual expert reply, i like many others here see you as an expert oncolgist on this forum

              happy holidays to you and yours


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