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What tests do I need?

Forums Mucosal Melanoma Community What tests do I need?

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    pattikella
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      I just found out that I have mucosal melanoma in my cervix.  My Dr. ordered chest x-rays and abdominal ct scan.  I have been reading, and it looks like this can spread to all parts of the body, including eyes, brain, arms, and legs.  Should I be checked all over?  Maybe I am over reacting, I don't know.  Also, what does the acronym NED mean?  I've seen it a few times on this site.

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        Bubbles
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          I am sorry you are dealing with this. This link gives you information about all standard melanoma treatments:  https://chaoticallypreciselifeloveandmelanoma.blogspot.com/2017/08/melanoma-intel-primer-for-current.html  At the end of that post there is an additional link to a post composed of a list of important acronyms.  NED = "no evidence of disease".  Eventually, you may eventually need an MRI of the brain.  You need to be accurately staged and go from there.  Ask questions as you need and learn more.  There are many wise and wonderful folks on this forum.  Hang in there.  Celeste

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