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Regina Klein, MD
(801) 296-6665
520 Medical Dr Ste 340
Bountiful, UT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Do Est Da Guanabara, Fac De Cien Med, Rio De Janeiro, Rj
Graduation Year: 1983

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Blair La Mar Bybee, MD
288 N 1460 W
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1970

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Vilija Neris Avizonis, MD
(801) 408-1146
8th Avenue And C Street,
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1986

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Ross Eric Morgan, MD
(801) 408-5757
324 10th Ave Ste 274
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: L D S Hospital, Salt Lake Cty, Ut
Group Practice: Wasatch Hematology Assoc

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William Thomas Sause, MD
(801) 408-1146
Eighth Ave and C St,
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1972

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Dr.Mark K. Dodson
(801) 236-7803
370 East 9th Avenue
Salt Lake City, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: University of Utah Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.3, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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John Wallace Thomson, MD
400 C St
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: L D S Hospital, Salt Lake Cty, Ut

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Melissa Hankins Cessna
(801) 408-1784
8th Avenue & C Street
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Hematology

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Robert Dirk Noyes, MD
(801) 408-3555
324 10th Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1973

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Nasfat Jameel Shehadeh
(801) 933-6070
333 S 900 E
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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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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