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Just finished my first month on Keytruda, and results are real good. The tumor on my neck shrunk significantly, there’s hardly anything left of that little animal.
But I been reading about on PDL1 expression and its use as a prognostic indicator. 50 percent and above is a real good indicator immunotherapy will be effective and the prognosis is much better.
Mine was 5 percent. My doctor said that’s good enough. He also said depending when the expression was taken, before immunotherapy or after, the percentage would be different. If done after, the percentage would be higher. Mines was taken before. Anyone else here have any experience with this you can share? Thank you!
Thanx Ed. Hope your well man… If I understood her correctly the best way to test for melanoma PDL1 is after the immunotherapy not before and not from a fine needle biopsy. I was tested before Keytruda and tested with fine needle biospy. I guess my PDL1 numbers are probably not too indicative. Am I correct with that assumption?
Real good stuff. I’ve come to the conclusion after watching the videos you provided and reading Celeste info that pdL1 count can’t be done with a fine Needle biopsy. My doctor was real happy with the speed keytruda destroyed the melanoma and to him that’s more indicative than anything else. I should be content and stop googling…thanx man, appreciate all your help
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