Adding your SIGNATURE and other TIPS

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Adding your SIGNATURE and other TIPS

Postby Nik Colon » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:17 am

I just wanted to post how to add your signature. (and other helpful tips)

Click your "name" in the top right (a drop down will appear)
Click "user control panel" (NOT profile on this dropdown)
Click "profile"
Click "edit signature"

OR click this link to take you directly to edit your signature:

ALSO, check the sticky thread
"terminology and abbreviations"

Another sticky thread for ongoing CRC Science info
"DK37 Science Posts List"

Please feel free to add others
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O Stoma Mia
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Re: Adding your SIGNATURE and other TIPS

Postby O Stoma Mia » Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:08 pm

To create a signature, click on the link below. You can have up to 512 characters (including spaces)in your signature.

Some items that you could include in your signature are given below:

Age & Sex
DX: Rectal Cancer (RC) or Colon Cancer (CC)
Tumor Location: If RC, then upper, middle or lower rectum, and distance from anal verge. If CC, then cecum, ascending colon, hepatic flexure, transverse colon, splenic flexure, descending colon, sigmoid colon, or recto-sigmoid junction, etc.
Tumor type: Adenocarcinoma; villous adenoma; signet ring-cell carcinoma, etc.
Tumor size (in mm or cm)
Tumor grade:
    G1: Well differentiated (low grade)
    G2: Moderately differentiated (intermediate grade)
    G3: Poorly differentiated (high grade)
    G4: Undifferentiated (high grade)
TNM code: e,g, T3N0M0, etc
Stage : Stage I, Stage II, Stage III or Stage IV (with subscript, if applicable)
Positive lymph nodes: eg., X positive out of Y sampled.
Mets: Location of metastases, if any (e.g., mets to liver, mets to lungs, etc)
Baseline CEA value (Very important! Must be taken before start of first treatment intervention )
Lymphovascular invasion (LVI) (if known): present vs. absent
Perineural invasion (PNI) (if known): present vs. absent
Surgical margins: clear or involved
Lynch status (if known)
MSI status (Required for all CRC patients, regardless of stage)
KRAS/BRAF status (Required for all Stage IV patients)
Primary surgery type:
    LAR, ULAR, TME, APR, Laparascopic vs. open resection, polypectomy, proctosigmoidectory, colectomy, hemi-colectomy, sigmoid-colectomy, etc...
Ostomy surgery: Ileostomy, or colostomy, or no ileo surgery
Radiation therapy (if any): Chemo/rad
Chemotherapy (if any): e.g., XELOX, CAPEOX, FOLFOX, etc.

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NOTE: Here is a list of acronyms if you need some help in understanding the jargon typically used in signatures:

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Re: Adding your SIGNATURE and other TIPS

Postby bitchslapped » Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:55 pm

Nice job OSM. I would like to add that it is helpful for members to answer questions, provide feedback when there is an "abbreviated history at a glance"...a signature provided as a point of reference.
DSS,35YO,unresect mCRC DX 7/'14,lvr,LN,peri,rib
FOLFOX+Avstn 4 Rnds d/c 10/'14
Stent 9/'14
FOLFIRI+Avstn 10/'14
Gone From My Sight 2/20/15
Me:garden variety polyps + precancerous polyp, diverticulitis
Carergver x2 DH,DM dbl occupancy,'03-'10
DH dx 47YO mCRC,'04-'07 fried x HAI
DM dx CC 85YO,CC,CHF,stroke,dementia,aphasia

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