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#134259 - 05/18/11 05:15 AM Re: Abbreviation questions IMRT [Re: Pete60]  
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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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nice list, thank you David. what does the letters and numbers mean in a dx? ex: tn3 (just made this up). laugh

debbiejeanne


laryngeal cancer in 8/09. 35 rad tremnts no surgery. Recurrence in 2/12. Complete laryngectomy. 10/12 pet scan, clean ned.
#166676 - 06/16/13 01:34 AM Re: Abbreviation questions [Re: Pete60]  
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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

#166678 - 06/16/13 01:45 AM Re: Abbreviation questions [Re: Pete60]  
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10/09 T1N2bM0 Tonsil
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05/10 Out of Hosp
01/11 35 IMRT 70Gy 7 Weeks
06/11 30 HBO
08/11 RND PNI
06/12 SND PNI LVI
08/12 RND Pec Flap Graft IORT 12 Gy
10/12 25 IMRT 50Gy 6 weeks Taxotere Erbitux
10/13 SND
10/13 TBO/Angiograph
10/13 RND Carotid Removed IORT 10Gy
12/13 25 Proton Therapy 50Gy 6 weeks Carboplatin
11/14 All Teeth Extract 30 HBO
03/15 Sequestromy Buccal Flap ORN
09/16 Segmental Mandibulectomy Fibular Free Flap
04/17 Re-graft hypergranulation on Donor Site






#166686 - 06/16/13 05:55 AM Re: Abbreviation questions [Re: Pete60]  
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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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