Cancer Clinics Albuquerque NM

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Malcolm Harrower Purdy, MD
(505) 938-5858
1001 Coal Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1981

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Fachyi Lee, MD
(505) 272-4551
900 Camino De Salud Ne,
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr.Jeffrey Hanrahan
(505) 841-1063
2211 Lomas Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, NM
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: St GeorgeS Univ, Sch Of Med, St GeorgeS
Year of Graduation: 1998
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Don M Morris, MD
(505) 272-6612
MSC 08 4630 University of New Mexico,
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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John Harris Saiki, MD
(505) 272-8740
1516 Calle del Ranchero NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Univ Of New Mexico Hosp, Albuquerque, Nm
Group Practice: University Physician Assoc Unm Cancer Research And Treatment; University Of New Mexico Cancer Center

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Dr.Francisco Ampuero
(505) 843-7813
201 Cedar St SE # 306
Albuquerque, NM
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Boliviana Mayor San Francisco X Chuguisaca, Fac Cien
Year of Graduation: 1967
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.Bernard Agbemadzo
(505) 559-6100
8300 Constitution Ave
Albuquerque, NM
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Science And Tech, Sch Of Med, Kumasi
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: Lovelace
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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James Vance McKinnell, MD
(505) 272-4461
2211 Lomas Blvd NE,
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1986

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Stuart Sheldon Winter, MD
2211 Lomas Boulevard North East,
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1988

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John Dale Nash, MD
(860) 679-3661
7508 Dellwood Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1979

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Living With Cancer

Cancer is more than just a bunch of cells that have run riot. Behind the test findings
in every case is a person who has to deal with the illness and its impact on all the other
facets of one’s existence, including work and relationships. Meet three people who have
adapted their lives to cancer’s everyday reality—and learned about
themselves in the process.

By Claire Sykes

May 2008

From diagnosis to treatment and beyond, cancer is a challenging road. Formerly a near-certain death sentence, the disease is often now more of a detour. The five-year relative survival rate for all cancers diagnosed between 1996 and 2003 is 66%, up from 50% in the period between 1975 and 1977, according to the American Cancer Society. (The rate compares survival among cancer patients to that of people of the same age, race and sex not diagnosed with cancer.) The improvement in survival reflects progress in diagnosing certain types of cancer at an earlier stage and advances in treatment. Factors such as behavior are difficult to gauge in survival, though the selflessness and determination of the following three survivors, and the emotional support they received, appears to have played a role in their endurance. Here are their stories.

Cynthia’s Story: A Complicated Pregnancy

Two and a half years ago, a pregnant Cynthia Lufkin, 45, was examining her breasts. “I felt unusual changes, not like my first pregnancy,” the Washington, Connecticut, philanthropist recalls. Mammograms were not an option because a baby was due, and three doctor visits in five months uncovered nothing. Then, 32.5 weeks along in her pregnancy, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Lufkin had to give birth as quickly as possible via C-section so treatment wouldn’t harm the baby. One doctor urged chemotherapy, another a bilateral mastectomy. Lufkin chose the latter. Meanwhile, because she was born prematurely, little Aster Lee was suffering complications of her own and was put on oxygen, with a 50-50 chance of making it through the night. “For those 12 days before my surgery, it was unbearable, not knowing if my baby or I was going to die,” Lufkin says.

When Lufkin awoke from anesthesia, her newborn was breathing on her own. But two weeks after her surgery, Lufkin started chemotherapy followed by radiation. “There was no question about either,” she says.

To stay as healthy as possible, Lufkin watched her diet and kept herself moving. With her the whole way was Donna Wilson, RN, MSN, RRT, personal trainer, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, who says, “Chemotherapy causes fatigue and weight gain, and radiation can cause more scar tissue, making full range of motion difficult. Cynthia’s exercises were stretches and arm movements coordinated with her breathing, to decrease stress and return mobility, relieve soreness and stiffness, and improve posture and circulation.”

Before chemo could take her hair, Lufkin had it removed. “That was tough,” she says. “To ev...

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