Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Scary Words and Acronyms

Here is a list, in no particular order, of scary words and acronyms that just start sounding silly when you use them enough times. Caps are used to designate (now commonly used household) words that we never dreamed would ever enter our vocabularies:

clot, stroke, cancer, malignant, tumor, ADENOCARCINOMA, mri, ct scan, with and without contrast, KIDNEY, brain, BRAIN CANCER, beta blocker, titanium mesh, divorce, pension, equitable distribution (of the latter), ONCOLOGIST, RADIATION, surgery, isolated tumor, METASTASIS, hematologist, lungs, MORE SURGERY, clear cells (sounds good but is not; actually refers to CYTOPLASMIC abnormalities), neurosurgeon, second opinion, transfusions, infusions, renal, artery.

The list will continue to grow; that is for sure.

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