Cancer Clinics Grand Island NE

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Anita T Deshpande, MD
(308) 398-5450
PO Box 9804
Grand Island, NE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Karnataka Inst Med Sci, Karnataka Univ, Hubli, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1996

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Mark Bolton
(308) 398-5450
2116 W Faidley Ave
Grand Island, NE
Specialty
Radiation Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Cancer Treatment Ctr

Anita Deshpande
(308) 398-5441
2116 W Faidley Ave
Grand Island, NE
Specialty
Hematology-Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Creighton University Med Ctr

Vera Barbara Nigrin, MD
(785) 823-0633
715 N Saint Joseph Ave
Hastings, NE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Alberta, Fac Of Med, Edmonton, Alb, Canada
Graduation Year: 1993

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Peter T Silberstein
(402) 280-4364
601 N 30th St
Omaha, NE
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Mehmet Sitki Copur, MD
(308) 398-5450
2116 W Faidley Ave
Grand Island, NE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hacettepe Univ, Tip Fak, Hacettepe, Ankara, Turkey
Graduation Year: 1982

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Mehmet Copur
(216) 778-5802
2116 W Faidley Ave
Grand Island, NE
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Saint Francis Cancer Treatment

Joseph Daniel Verdirame, MD
(402) 572-3535
6901 N 72nd St
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Weining Zhen, MD
(402) 552-3844
987521 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Okayama Univ, Fac Of Med, Okayama, Japan
Graduation Year: 1986

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Nathan B Green, DO
(402) 420-7000
6041 Village Dr Ste 100
Lincoln, NE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1998

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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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