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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 11:35PM

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 11:39PM 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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Mar 1, 2009 12:06AM 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 10:23AM 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+ Targeted Therapy 07/10/2007 Herceptin (chemical name: trastuzumab) Surgery 12/29/2006 Lumpectomy in one or both breasts: Lumpectomy in my right breast; Lymph node removal (also called dissection): Underarm (axillary) lymph node removal (also called dissection) , Lymph node removal (also called dissection) on my right side Radiation Therapy 05/01/2007 Chemotherapy 01/28/2007 AC: Adriamycin and Cytoxan
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Mar 1, 2009 12:30PM 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 08:22PM 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 10:38AM 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 Hormonal Therapy 10/12/2006 Surgery 06/01/2007 Mastectomy of one or both breasts: Mastectomy of my left breast, Mastectomy of my right breast Surgery 09/10/2006 Lumpectomy in one or both breasts: Lumpectomy in my right breast Surgery 02/12/2005 Lumpectomy in one or both breasts: Lumpectomy in my left breast