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Posted on: Apr 16, 2009 05:00PM, edited Apr 17, 2009 06:27AM by Smitten

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Apr 16, 2009 05:30PM lexislove wrote:

I think it means that the tech could "feel" something, by touch.

Dx:2007, 2B, Triple+, June 2008:Lupron,Zometa,Tamox.Jan 2010:Poor metabolizer of Tamox switch to Femara.Feb 2010: cyp2d6 test reliable? Back to Tamox. Ooph soon.
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Apr 16, 2009 06:40PM awb wrote:

palp means palpable, that something can be felt. (but LOTS of things that can be felt are benign!)

Anne

"I don't know what the future holds, but I know who holds the future" Dx 9/5/2003, LCIS, Stage 0, 0/0 nodes Hormonal Therapy 02/28/2009 Evista (chemical name: raloxifene, class: selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM)) Hormonal Therapy 10/30/2003 Tamoxifen in pill form (brand names: Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone, class: selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM)) Surgery 04/05/2005 Prophylactic (also called preventive) removal of the ovaries Surgery 09/16/2003 Lumpectomy in one or both breasts: Lumpectomy in my right breast
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Apr 16, 2009 08:46PM , edited Apr 17, 2009 06:26AM by Smitten

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