Dr. Harbour Q & A

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12/5/2012 8:57am
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Good morning!  The Q & A with Dr. Harbour is now OPEN!  Please remember that the Q & A session will be hosted from 9:00am EST until 9:00pm EST.  The questions will then be submitted to Dr. Harbour by CURE OM staff.  Please understand that not every question can be answered.  We will do our best to ensure that your questions will be answered.  Check back to the CURE OM forum on Monday to see if your answer has been posted.  

To post a question, post it as a reply to this thread.  If you posted a question the other day, please repost your question on this thread.  If you have any questions, or need assistance, please contact Molly at mstoffa@melanoma.org.  

Happy Posting!

The battle was lost, but the war must go on until a cure is found.

tricializ - (12/5/2012 - 10:15am)

Good Morning;

Thank you for doing this.  I have 2 questions that I hope you can answer.  I have a transformed melanocytoma, medium sized, ciliary body and iris with a little in the choroid.  Had an iridociliaychoroidectomy (sp?) in May that went well.  Do transformed melanocytomas carry the same risk of mets as "regular" OM?  

 

Secondly, is any type of radiologist fine to read MRIs of the abdomen or are there oncology specialist radiologists?  

 

Thank you once again for all you do.

Tricia

tricializ - (12/5/2012 - 10:16am)

Good Morning;

Thank you for doing this.  I have 2 questions that I hope you can answer.  I have a transformed melanocytoma, medium sized, ciliary body and iris with a little in the choroid.  Had an iridociliaychoroidectomy (sp?) in May that went well.  Do transformed melanocytomas carry the same risk of mets as "regular" OM?  

 

Secondly, is any type of radiologist fine to read MRIs of the abdomen or are there oncology specialist radiologists?  

 

Thank you once again for all you do.

Tricia

ThatHomeschoolDad - (12/5/2012 - 11:55am)

I hope you're culling questions from the older topic from 12/3.  There are two questions on that thread.

--Tom

Keep Rowing!

tra52art - (12/5/2012 - 1:03pm)

I was diagnosed 5 years ago, had radiation & TTT, had the FNAB in Philly - results came back as disomy 3.   If there is little to no chance of mets for those with disomy 3, why have followup for mets - chest xrays, liver function tests, CT scans, ultrasounds, etc?

Molly- CURE OM - (12/7/2012 - 10:04am)

Thank you everyone for submitting your questions.  They will be reviewed and sent on to Dr. Harbour.  Answers to follow on Monday or Tuesday morning.  

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Molly

The battle was lost, but the war must go on until a cure is found.

Anonymous - (12/11/2012 - 9:15pm)

Just checking in to see if there are any answers...Tuesday, 9PM.  I am especially interested in the answer to the question: "What is the basis for Dr Harbour's statement: "The monosomy 3 test is inferior to the Castle Biosciences test.." "

Molly- CURE OM - (12/12/2012 - 1:08am)

I apologize in the delay in getting the answers posted.  Dr. Harbour was very busy this week and I just received the answers to the questions this evening.  Answers will be posted on Wednesday.  Thank you very much for understanding!

Molly

The battle was lost, but the war must go on until a cure is found.

Sue33CT - (12/13/2012 - 3:08pm)

Molly I am sure you are doing your best - just wondering if you have an updated timeframe on the Doctors answers?  THANKS!!  Sue from CT