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    cohanja
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    Is LDH of 216 of concern? Seems on the high end to be normal.

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    Catherine Poole
    Keymaster

    Only of concern to those under treatment for stage 4..

    #62967
    cohanja
    Participant

    Are you saying LDH levels in general only matter to those being treated for Stage 4? Or, are you saying that level, 216, would be of concern to someone being treated for Stage 4?

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    Catherine Poole
    Keymaster

    Yes, it is followed by those under active treatment, but lots of disagreement about its relevance. Not relevant to you, except for maybe something else besides melanoma, but high side was over 330, look here for more info to drive you crazy or maybe not: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003471.htm

    #62969
    cohanja
    Participant

    I didn’t know aspirin raises LDH. I take aspirin. I thought it was supposed to reduce inflammation, not increase an indicator of tissue damage.

    #62970
    ZingZong707
    Participant

    Are you saying that level, 216, would be of concern to someone being treated for Stage 4?

    #62971
    Catherine Poole
    Keymaster

    Not necessarily, but the LDH is sometimes watched during stage 4 therapy for fluctuation as an indication that disease may be progressing.

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