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#134259 - 05/18/11 05:15 AM Re: Abbreviation questions IMRT [Re: Pete60]
KenMc Offline
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Registered: 05/18/11
Posts: 3
Loc: VA
IMRT is intensity modulated radiation therapy. It's designed to limit the radiation delivered to healthy tissue, while giving the tumor the full dose. The radiation source is an x-ray beam that can come at the cancer from several different directions, and can have a different shape from each direction, using something called a collimator that is computer controlled to have the same shape as as the tumor. Think an (American) football-shaped tumor: end-on it looks circular, side-on oval. In IMRT the beam would be circular when coming at the tumor end-on, and oval when the beam direction is side on.
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#163727 - 04/07/13 09:25 PM Re: Abbreviation questions [Re: davidcpa]
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Registered: 04/03/13
Posts: 19
Loc: Cincinnai, Ohio
nice list, thank you David. what does the letters and numbers mean in a dx? ex: tn3 (just made this up). laugh

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#166676 - 06/16/13 01:34 AM Re: Abbreviation questions [Re: Pete60]
tevs_sn Offline
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Registered: 06/14/13
Posts: 12
Loc: Georgia
Hi,
Sorry for my ignorance but I have read many of your stories and see "Ca" in your signature lines. What does this abbreviation mean?
Thanks
Svet

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#166678 - 06/16/13 01:45 AM Re: Abbreviation questions [Re: Pete60]
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Registered: 07/06/12
Posts: 2420
Loc: NYC
Cancer.
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10/09 T1N2bM0 Tonsil 48
11/09 TPF IC In hospital for 187 days
07/10 NED
09/10 Met
09/10 Eye Surgery
02/11 35 IMRT 70Gy
06/11 30 HBOT
07/11 NED
09/11 Met
10/11 Radical ND
02/12 NED
04/12 Met
05/12 Met
06/12 Selective ND PNI LVI
07/12 Met
08/12 Radical ND HD-IORT 12Gy Pec flap
10/12 25 IMRT 45Gy Taxo Erbitux
02/13 NED
08/13 Met
10/13 Selective ND
10/13 TBO Angiography
10/13 Radical ND Carotid removed HD-IORT 10Gy PNI LVI
12/13 25 Proton Therapy 50Gy 6 Carbo
05/14 NED
07/14 30 HBOT
08/14 EEG, EMG, MRI
09/14 Teeth Extr





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#166686 - 06/16/13 05:55 AM Re: Abbreviation questions [Re: Pete60]
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Registered: 03/18/02
Posts: 4661
Loc: Laguna Niguel, CA
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Brian, stage 4 oral cancer survivor. OCF Founder and Director. The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.

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