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Niranjankumar K Parekh, MD
(620) 227-2482
116 W Ross Blvd
Dodge City, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1973

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Niranjan Parekh
116 Ross Blvd
Dodge City, KS
Associated Hospitals
Cancer Ctr of Kansas

Robert Jeffrey Green, MD
(620) 442-4850
1600 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1993

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Lisa Leigh Doane, MD
(913) 469-8023
12200 W 110th St
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1985

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John Stuart Salmon, MD
606 Mulberry Rd
Derby, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1999

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Niranjan K Parekh
(620) 227-2482
116 W Ross Blvd
Dodge City, KS
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Niranjankumar Parekh
(620) 227-2482
116 W Ross Blvd
Dodge City, KS
Specialty
Radiation Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Radiation Oncology Ctr

Jorge A Wong
(316) 283-1141
730 Medical Center Dr
Newton, KS
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Dennis F Moore Jr, MD
(316) 262-4467
818 N Emporia St Ste 403
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Spanish, Arabic
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Susan B Allen Mem Hosp, El Dorado, Ks
Group Practice: Cancer Center Of Kansas

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Sukumar Ethirajan, MD
(913) 234-0400
12200 W 110th St
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Other
Education
Medical School: Stanley Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Menorah Med Ctr, Shawnee Msn, Ks; Baptist Med Ctr, Kansas City, Mo; Research Med Ctr, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Kansas City Cancer Centers Southwest

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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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