• Melanoma,,,, will it ever go away? after you have stage 4 but not in my blood?

    Asked by GotitinFocus on Saturday, May 18, 2013

    Melanoma,,,, will it ever go away? after you have stage 4 but not in my blood?

    2 Answers from the Community

    • Clyde's Avatar
      Clyde

      I don't know if it will go away, but you can never stop being aware of the possibility. Think of the fight more as keeping it at bay rather than eradicating it. Its more realistic and less soul destroying.

      almost 4 years ago
    • StrongSteph's Avatar
      StrongSteph

      Hello! So sorry you have joined the melanoma club. I am not sure I understand your question. I can share with you that I was stage IV and my blood had extremely high (LDH (serum lactate dehydrogenase) levels. After treatment I have a test to determine if it is in my blood. This indicates tumors. SO, does melanoma go away? From what I know, no....we who are diagnosed want to be NED (No Evidence of Disease). We are always stage IV. I am NED for 2 years now. Be sure to see a melanoma specialist and check out AIM at Melanoma online. peace to you!

      almost 4 years ago

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