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Here is a list of commonly used acronyms that are found throughout this site. I am SURE I missed a lot so I hope that as others come across more they will add them to this tread.



lc, lung cancer

sclc, small cell lung cancer

nsclc, non small cell lung cancer

SOB, shortness of breath

NED, no evidence of disease

Dx or dx diagnosis

Tx or tx treatment

B-I-L, M-I-L, F-I-L, S-I-L, Brother, mother, father, or sister in-law

SO significant other

DH dear hubby

ONC, oncologist

PCP primary care physician

METS, metastasis

VATS, video assisted thoracoscopic surgery

WBR, whole brain radiation

SUV, "standardized uptake value," which is based on the amount of metabolic activity resulting from the pre-scan injection of irradiated sugar

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 I am trying to be proactive and make choices that put me back in the driver's seat as much as possible.  I have always been self sufficient and self reliant... at my age now its a bit hard to start and be anything else...  This is a good thing though because with no family here and doing this on my own can you imagine what a mess I might be .Sorry to hear of your diagnosis, & welcome to this community.

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