Colon Cancer Treatment Bellevue NE

This page provides useful content and local businesses that can help with your search for Colon Cancer Treatment. You will find helpful, informative articles about Colon Cancer Treatment, including "Colon Cancer". You will also find local businesses that provide the products or services that you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Bellevue, NE that will answer all of your questions about Colon Cancer Treatment.

Stephan Thome
(402) 537-5620
611 Fenwick Dr
Papillion, NE
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

Data Provided by:
Mark Steven Goodman, MD
1319 Leavenworth St
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1986

Data Provided by:
Julie Marie Vose, MD
(402) 559-3848
987680 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1984

Data Provided by:
Dr.Charles Enke
(402) 559-9800
4350 Dewey Avenue
Omaha, NE
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

Data Provided by:
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

Data Provided by:
Gary A Guritz, MD
(402) 331-7242
808 Graham Dr
Papillion, NE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided by:
Margaret Anne Kessinger, MD
(402) 559-5166
987680 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1967

Data Provided by:
Peter Michael Townley, MD
(402) 393-3110
Bergan Med Bldg 7710 Mercy Rd Ste 122
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1986

Data Provided by:
Susan Aree Kambhu, MD
(402) 561-2800
4242 Farnam St Ste 650
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1980

Data Provided by:
Jean L Grem, MD
(402) 559-6210
987680 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

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 ...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Energy Times