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Abbreviations & Acronyms
dx diagnose, diagnosis
FSH follicle-stimulating hormone
IBS irritable bowel syndrome
IVP intravenous pyelogram — study to look at the kidneys and ureters
NED no evidence of disease
s/s signs & symptoms
SLS second-look surgery
TAH / BSO total abdominal hysterectomy / bilateral salpingectomy and oophorectomy — removal of, respectively: uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries
tx treat, treatment
US ultrasound
WAR whole abdominal radiation
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Submitted on 12/04/2003
Photo of Lana Last September our family's world fell apart when our Aunt LANA was diagnosed first with breast cancer...she had a huge lymph node under her arm so she was taken in three weeks later to have her left breast removed (little time to recover from that surgery) and they found spots on her ovaries so she was back in 2 weeks later for another surgery..which I understood once they opened her up it was too much so they closed her back up..again this is all foggy but it was definitely made clear that her cancer was incurable and she was given a year..we all feel so helpless and she has had such a hard time w/ her chemo treatments and her nausea, vomiting..When I talk to her though she seems insistent on "fighting" for her life...we have so many loved ones and friends praying for her..anyhow I am rambling too, I'd just like to talk back and forth and have some support pals I can gather info and even relay to her when she is so down and weak from this awful hated disease...encouragement to fight it and hopefully extend her precious life as we all love her so so much.
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