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Peter Michael Falk, MD
2353 S Ridge Rd
Green Bay, WI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1971

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Jules H Blank
(920) 432-6049
835 S Van Buren St
Green Bay, WI
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Michael Josef Volk, MD
(920) 432-6049
835 S Van Buren St
Green Bay, WI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ruprecht-Karl-Univ, Med Fak, Heidelberg, Germany (407-10 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1985

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Pamela J Vanderwall
(920) 433-8184
835 S Van Buren St
Green Bay, WI
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Stuart Ewalt Adair, MD
(920) 437-0431
900 S Webster Ave
Green Bay, WI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1964

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Anthony John Jaslowski, MD
(920) 884-3135
1726 Shawano Ave
Green Bay, WI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincents Hospital, Green Bay, Wi; St Marys Hosp Med Ctr, Green Bay, Wi
Group Practice: Green Bay Oncology Ltd

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Jon Marc Brandt, MD
835 S Van Buren St
Green Bay, WI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1991

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Michael J Volk
(920) 432-6049
835 S Van Buren St
Green Bay, WI
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Jon Marc Brandt
(920) 496-4700
835 S Van Buren St
Green Bay, WI
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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Thomas James Saphner, MD
(920) 884-3135
1726 Shawano Ave
Green Bay, WI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincents Hospital, Green Bay, Wi; Bellin Mem Hosp, Green Bay, Wi; St Marys Hosp Med Ctr, Green Bay, Wi
Group Practice: Green Bay Oncology Ltd

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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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