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Tumor Doubling Time / Mitotic Rate

Forums General Melanoma Community Tumor Doubling Time / Mitotic Rate

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    Peter L
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    Howdy Everyone…

    If one knew from pathology report that their mitotic rate was 2, would there be any way to then use that number to calculate their own tumor doubling time ?  Maybe it's way way more complicated than this but I thought I'd just ask anyway.

     

    Regards, Peter

    Howdy Everyone…

    If one knew from pathology report that their mitotic rate was 2, would there be any way to then use that number to calculate their own tumor doubling time ?  Maybe it's way way more complicated than this but I thought I'd just ask anyway.

     

    Regards, Peter

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      MichaelFL
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      I think there are too many other factors involved. Age, race, Breslow depth, ulceration, stage at diagnosis, etc.

      Two is a low number though. as in stage I melanoma, studies show only 4% of lesions displaying low mitotic activity recur compared to 24% of those with a high mitotic rate.

      Keep in mind, the Breslow depth is the most important factor too.

      Michael stage 1b and 1 mitosis

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      MichaelFL
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      I think there are too many other factors involved. Age, race, Breslow depth, ulceration, stage at diagnosis, etc.

      Two is a low number though. as in stage I melanoma, studies show only 4% of lesions displaying low mitotic activity recur compared to 24% of those with a high mitotic rate.

      Keep in mind, the Breslow depth is the most important factor too.

      Michael stage 1b and 1 mitosis

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