May I ask, how do doctors determine if one is NED? Based on how many clean scans?
My mom was diagnosed back in February with mucosal melanoma in her cervix. She had a hysterectomy and removed it. March scan was clean, however in her July scan it showed met to her liver, intestines, pelvic and her bones. She undergone 2 weeks of intensive radiotherapy for her liver met and full dosage of keytruda tri-weekly. Her scan in October was said to be “clean” however the tumor has not yet shrunk just pronounced “dead.” The doc currently suggests finishing 3 more rounds of keytruda and possibly stopping treatment after if her scans come out clean again…
My question is typically how do the doctor determine NED? And how long after a “clean” scan do the doctor suggest stopping immunotherapy?
I understand these are questions I should be asking our doctor however my mom is in Taiwan and Taiwan does not have a lot of knowledge regarding this type of cancer.
Post-surgery, our doctor recommended no adjuvant therapy and was shocked to see that it had met in only 4 months… for this reason I am reaching out to others to see what is recommended for you/your loved ones.
Really appreciate any feedback and support.