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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 06/03/2004
Photo of Ellen Hello Everyone...Here is my story. It's sad, but true. I lost my older sister to OVCA in June of 2001 at age 44. She handled it with much grace and humor. I, myself, was diagnosed 14 months later at age 37 on a routine exam. I am currently back on chemotherapy after a year of remission. I can only hope and pray for the best. Special thanks to Johns Hopkins and the incredible women on the discussion board!!! Love, Ellen S.

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