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Prasad Mathew, MD
(505) 272-4461
MSC 10 5590,
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: L T M Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1982

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Dotun Isaac Oyedijo, MD
PO Box 25555
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1995

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Victor Vincent Vigil, MD
(505) 938-5861
1001 Coal Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1987

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John Harris Saiki, MD
(505) 272-8740
1516 Calle del Ranchero NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Univ Of New Mexico Hosp, Albuquerque, Nm
Group Practice: University Physician Assoc Unm Cancer Research And Treatment; University Of New Mexico Cancer Center

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Mitchell J Binder
(505) 917-2312
8300 Constitution Ave Ne
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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James Vance Mc Kinnell, MD
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1986

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Don M Morris, MD
(505) 272-6612
MSC 08 4630 University of New Mexico,
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Patricia L Sanchez, MD
(505) 938-5858
1001 Coal Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dr.Bernard Agbemadzo
(505) 559-6100
8300 Constitution Ave
Albuquerque, NM
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Science And Tech, Sch Of Med, Kumasi
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: Lovelace
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Henry V Terrill, MD
(505) 242-1628
2331 Morrow Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Hematology-Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dalla
Graduation Year: 1956

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Colon Cancer

The third leading cancer in the US now strikes more women than men. Find out
how awareness and lifestyle choices can keep this low profile predator at bay.

By Susan Weiner

May 2006

Darlene Kipling felt like she’d been sideswiped by a city bus when her doctor announced that she had colon cancer. What made the diagnosis even more alarming is that Kipling, a registered nurse, tends to cancer patients for a living. “I really didn’t expect it to be colon cancer,” she says. “My symptoms were so minor. Probably if I had not been an oncology nurse, I would not have realized I had a problem until much later.”

The minor symptom that prompted Kipling, then 52, to see her physician would easily have been overlooked by most of us: a tiny speck of burgundy in her stool. She spotted it once, then again three weeks later. At the urging of her physician, Kipling underwent a colonoscopy (the most comprehensive test for colon cancer), where he discovered and removed three polyps, growths that project from the lining of the intestine or rectum.

Polyps, which grow on a stalk and may appear like a mushroom or a cherry on a stem, can turn into cancer with time. A biopsy of Kipling’s polyps determined that two of the mushroom-like growths were, indeed, cancerous.

Kipling was fortunate: The disease was early-stage. Colon cancer caught early can often be cured simply by removing the offending growths, but her doctor opted for a bowel resection, surgery that entails removing portions of the diseased bowel and reattaching the remainder to create a functioning colon. The surgery is significant and not without risks, including infection, abscess, fistula, obstruction and lifetime use of a colostomy bag. Fortunately, she came through it without a hitch.

Had Kipling not been a self-described “stool watcher,” she never would have detected what turned out to be a life-saving symptom. If she’d missed the sign, or waited, the symptoms would have progressed and could have included severe abdominal pain, constipation, bleeding and black stools. Early-stage colorectal cancer—which includes cancers of the colon, rectum, appendix and anus—is highly treatable, with a five-year survival rate of 90%, yet only 39% of all cases are diagnosed at this highly curable stage, mostly due to low rates of screening.

“The bottom line for me is that I had the earliest possible form of colon cancer,” says an indebted Kipling, who presently works for Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “The lesson is that people need to check their stool.”

A Warning for Women

Once considered a man’s disease, colon cancer now afflicts more women than men. Colon cancer is the third leading cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among both sexes in the US, but significantly more women than men are now diagnosed with the malady. The American Cancer Society estimates that 57,460 women will learn that they have colon ...

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