• After a diagnosis of stage IV melanoma cancer, how long should we have to wait for the mutation of the cancer to be given??

    Asked by createdone on Wednesday, January 23, 2013

    After a diagnosis of stage IV melanoma cancer, how long should we have to wait for the mutation of the cancer to be given??

    It's been almost a month and we have not yet found out. Just wondering how long it took for the rest of the community..

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    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      I'm not sure what you mean by mutation of the cancer. Are you talking about some sort of genetic assay?

      about 4 years ago
    • Dick_K's Avatar
      Dick_K

      If you are referring to testing to determine the presence of BRAF v600e, my test took about a week. That was done three years ago so I would hope it could be shorter now. Best of luck

      about 4 years ago
    • StrongSteph's Avatar
      StrongSteph

      I had a test done asap and results that I was BRAFF compatible very fast. At that time the drug was still in the stages of clinical trials. Have you started any treatment plans yet? I hope the doctors are not waiting...take care. ps, I am a stage IV survivor and you can email me anytime. :)

      about 4 years ago
    • Susan_Steel's Avatar
      Susan_Steel

      Tissue diagnostics typically take two days to a week depending if tests done on site

      about 4 years ago

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