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Mehmet Erhan Ercan, MD
(770) 479-1761
1200 Oakside Dr
Canton, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ankara Univ, Tip Fak, Ankara, Turkey
Graduation Year: 1957

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Curtis Richard Miles, MD
(770) 720-7789
205 Waleska Rd Ste 1C
Canton, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Northside Hosp -Cherokee, Canton, Ga; North Fulton Reg Hosp, Roswell, Ga

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Cynthia Anderson, MD
(229) 903-9767
409 Christophers Ct
Waleska, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 2001

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Ronald George Steis, MD
(770) 740-9664
2500 Hospital Blvd Ste 490
Roswell, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Northside Hosp, Atlanta, Ga
Group Practice: Atlanta Cancer Care

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William Walter Thoms Jr, MD
(678) 721-5555
100 Market Place Blvd Ste 102
Cartersville, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1985

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Curtis R Miles
(770) 720-7789
205 Waleska Rd
Canton, GA
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Kathleen Lon, MS
(678) 445-2200
2230 Towne Lake Pkwy Bldg 1100 Ste 140
Woodstock, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Steven Leland Mc Cune, MD
(770) 281-5100
2627 Hampton Park Dr
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1996

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Satyen Rajendra Mehta, MD
(770) 386-7253
100 Market Place Blvd Ste 200
Cartersville, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1998

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Kenneth Lee Haile, MD
(770) 793-7500
100 Market Place Blvd
Cartersville, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Kennestone Hosp, Marietta, Ga; Emory Cartersville Med Ctr, Cartersville, Ga
Group Practice: North Georgia Radiation

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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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