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#134259 - 05/18/11 05:15 AM Re: Abbreviation questions IMRT [Re: Pete60]
KenMc Offline

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.

#163727 - 04/07/13 09:25 PM Re: Abbreviation questions [Re: davidcpa]
debbiejeanne Offline

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

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]
tevs_sn Offline

Registered: 06/14/13
Posts: 12
Loc: Georgia
Sorry for my ignorance but I have read many of your stories and see "Ca" in your signature lines. What does this abbreviation mean?

#166678 - 06/16/13 01:45 AM Re: Abbreviation questions [Re: Pete60]
PaulB Offline
Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)

Registered: 07/06/12
Posts: 2866
Loc: NY
T1N2bM0 Tonsil 7x Fighter
11/09 Taxotere Cisplatin 5-FU IC Hosp 6 Months
01/11 35 IMRT 70Gy
06/11 30 HBO
08/11 RND Carotid Ligated/Alloderm PNI
08/12 RND Pec Flap, Graft, IORT 12 Gy
10/12 25 IMRT, 50Gy Taxotete 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 Mandiblectomy Fibular Free Flap

#166686 - 06/16/13 05:55 AM Re: Abbreviation questions [Re: Pete60]
Brian Hill Offline
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Posts: 4734
Loc: Laguna Niguel, CA
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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