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Howell B Dalton Jr, MD
(423) 877-3082
2051B Hamill Rd
Hixson, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kasturba Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1982

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B Winfred Ruffner Jr, MD
(423) 886-3743
3021 E Brow Rd
Signal Mountain, TN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1964

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Maurice Scaggs Rawlings
(423) 698-0304
605 Glenwood Dr
Chattanooga, TN
Specialty
Surgical Oncology

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Darrell R Johnson
(423) 698-1844
605 Glenwood Dr
Chattanooga, TN
Specialty
Hematology, Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Jeffrey William Gefter, MD
(423) 756-0018
979 E 3rd St Ste G20 Med Ctr Plz
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1975

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Elaine Griffin Galindez, MD
(423) 877-1065
2051 Hamill Rd Ste 104
Hixson, TN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1982

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Dr.Larry Schlabach
(423) 752-5004
979 E 3rd St # A0550
Chattanooga, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Jitendra Gandhi, MD
(423) 622-2337
2205 McCallie Ave Ste 502
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Parkridge Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: University Oncology Hematology

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Charles W Kimsey, MD
(423) 265-5044
1000 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1952

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Edward Riker Arrowsmith, MD
(423) 698-1844
605 Glenwood Dr Ste 200
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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