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b-raf v600e positive for Thyroid Cancer, am I higher risk for Melanoma?
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CplDevilDog posted:
Hello to all,

My question: I tested positive for b-raf v600e mutation. Does this put me at higher risk for other types of v600e cancers?


I had a mole removed from my back when I was 12 and I know I have a couple that need to be looked at but this will certainly move it higher on the priority list.
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Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi CplDevil Dog -

Great question and unfortunately one that I can not find the answer to.

I can find info related to melanoma but no incidences related to the other acquired BRAF mutations found in thyroid, non-small and adenocarcinoma of lung, colorectal, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Please let us know what you find out after having the moles evaluated.

Elizabeth


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