+ Pcr Test

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+ Pcr Test

by Abbieohio on Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:00 AM

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Hello. I am wondering if anyone else has had the experience of a negative sentinal node biopsy but a + PCR test? I had the PCR as part of a clinical trial. To be as aggressive as possible, I had lymph nodes removed from my left groin (melanoma was on my left buttock) and am now doing the one year course of interferon. abbie

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by Oncrx on Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:00 AM

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This test is being used to detect melanoma cells which otherwise would be undetectable. There is a strong relationship between this test being positive and relapsed desease even if the sentinal LN was negative. There is some debate what impact this test has on overall survival, but I think its a great tool. I would say you are doing the right things.
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