i see u good people refering to TX and such, what are u talking aboit,just a country boy here..
Hi nicholson, Here's what I know. Not sure if there are any more to add...LOL. Hope it helps.
Dx = Diagnosis
Tx = Treatment
Rx = Prescription Drug
We all use abbreviations here and new-comers sometimes have a hard time understanding them. SCC - Squamous Cell CarcinomaDx - DiagnosisRx - PrescriptionTx - Therapy? Treatment?BOT - Base of tonguePEG - Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy aka feeding tube
HPV - Human papillomavirusrad - radiationENT - Ear, nose, throat Doctor aka OtolaryngologistGlossectomy - Removal of tongueMetastasis - Spreading of the cancerXRT - Conventional external beam radiation therapy aka EBTIMRT - Intensity modulated radiation therapy
PET - Positron emission tomography scanCT/CAT - Co-axial tomography scanEBT - External beam radiation therapy aka XRTOCF - Oral Cancer FoundationNCI - National Cancer Institute, a sub division of the National Institutes of HealthCCC - Comprehensive cancer center or clinic; A tumor board at a cancer center will include doctors trained in different disciplines. Having your case presented and evaluated by this type of multidisciplinary team will give you the best options for treatment, considering all possibilities from their different areas of expertise.
HBO - Hyper-baric oxygen Patient given oxygen under pressure prior to dental surgery.Stage - Development of the cancer
TNM - System for describing the cancer
NCCN - National Comprehensive Cancer Network (an alliance of 20 leading comprehensive cancer centers).
Margins - Refers to the margins of biopsied tissue; clean margins indicate that all the visible cancerous cells were removed.Biopsy - Removal of sample or whole of suspect tissue
Xerostomia - Dry mouth resulting from reduced or absent saliva flowRO - Radiological oncologistMO - Medical oncologistDO - Dental oncologist
TORS - TransOral Robotic Surgeryhttp://www.uphs.upenn.edu/pennorl/research/tors
And for those with a little of that chemo brain fog..., there is also CRS;
Can't Remeber Shiot....
Come on now, since I just got this yesterday, what the heck is NED?
No Evidence of Disease. NEMD No Evidence of Metastatic Disease. Our most favorite acronyms!
I hope you are kidding? If not NED is the best acronym a cancer survivor can hear. It stands for No Evidence of Disease, meaning a recent scan has not shown any cancer. After a number of NED and you get to 5 years you get this acronym CURED.
Did you just get your hair cut, or is that an older pic?
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