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Geert Kolvenbag, MD
(302) 886-2801
PO Box 15437
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Victor Sandor, MD
(302) 885-9722
C1C 324 1800 Concord Pk
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Robert Chas Shepard, MD
(434) 604-0402
5604 Highland Ct
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1978

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Maureen F Edelson, MD
(302) 651-4429
PO Box 269
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1990

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Hong Chu Wang, MD
(920) 923-7950
PO Box 269
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Taipei Med Coll, Taipei, Taiwan (385-04 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: St Agnes Hospital, Fond Du Lac, Wi
Group Practice: Radiation Oncology

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Gregory Crawford Griffin, MD
(302) 651-5500
PO Box 269
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Hosp, Newark, De; Dupont Hosp For Children, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Alfred I Du Pont Institute

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Tarek Sahmoud, MD, PHD
(302) 886-4071
1800 Concord Pk C1C 722
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Edwin C Douglass, MD
(302) 498-6857
Bldg E336 Rte 141 and Henry Clay Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1974

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Andrew William Walter, MD
(302) 651-5500
PO Box 269
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1986

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Gerard Thomas Kennealey, MD
(302) 886-2540
PO Box 15437
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1970

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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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