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Topic: What does NED mean?

Forum: Stage III Breast Cancer — You are not alone. Meet others who have Stage III breast cancer.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2009 08:35PM

StarWish624 wrote:

I have seen people use this, but no one explains what it stands for. Does the N = No and the D = Diagnosis? What does the E stand for?

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Feb 28, 2009 08:39PM SpunkyGirl wrote:

NED is a beautiful thing-No Evidence of Disease! 



"Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul."
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Feb 28, 2009 09:06PM StarWish624 wrote:

SpunkyGirl - THANK YOU! We need to realize that there are people here at all stages of treatment, and no one should feel left out by others using terms without definitions SOMEWHERE. Perhaps this site needs a topic just to list terms, so people can keep current.

"The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing". Marcus Aurelius - 121 - 180 AD (Emperor of Rome 161 - 180 AD - One of the "GOOD" Emperors.) Dx 12/24/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 2, 5/13 nodes, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Mar 1, 2009 07:23AM Brenda_R wrote:

Don't feel too bad. I had to ask the same thing when I joined. 

Dx 12/12/2006, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 3, 1/17 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 12/29/2006 Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Right) Chemotherapy 01/28/2007 Adriamycin, Cytoxan Radiation Therapy 05/01/2007 External Targeted Therapy 07/10/2007 Herceptin
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Mar 1, 2009 09:30AM KerryMac wrote:

Yep, you are not alone. I don't know all the lingo either!

Kerry - Dx Oct 2008, Stage IIIa IDC, ER/PR+ Mx, Chemo, Rads, Ooph, Arimidex, Zometa, Tamoxifen
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Mar 1, 2009 05:22PM Jellydonut wrote:


We were all new once, and in your same place!  NED sounds like a guy - and he is a really, really, nice guy that we women just love Laughing.  As Spunky said - no evidence of disease!!  Yes, we love dancing with NED.

Even now, when I read a post that has many "shortcuts", I have to stop and think what the heck does that mean? (TX-treatment;  TE-temporary expander; AND-axillary node disection and a ton more!

We've all been there, done that!


Dx 3/2002, IDC, Stage IV, 3/8 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 2, 2009 07:38AM lvtwoqlt wrote:

I just 'bumped' 'abbreviations for newbies' - a topic up with some of the common abbreviations that are used on this site. I too had problems figuring out what NED means when I first started researching breast cancer.

Women are like tea bags, we don't know how strong we are until we were thrown into hot water. Eleanore Roosevelt Diagnosed ADH Feb 2005, ADH Sept 2006 Dx 4/27/2007, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/7 nodes Surgery 02/12/2005 Lumpectomy (Left) Surgery 09/10/2006 Lumpectomy (Right) Hormonal Therapy 10/12/2006 Tamoxifen Surgery 06/01/2007 Mastectomy (Both)