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Curtis Richard Miles, MD
(770) 720-7789
205 Waleska Rd Ste 1C
Canton, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Northside Hosp -Cherokee, Canton, Ga; North Fulton Reg Hosp, Roswell, Ga

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Mehmet Erhan Ercan, MD
(770) 479-1761
1200 Oakside Dr
Canton, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ankara Univ, Tip Fak, Ankara, Turkey
Graduation Year: 1957

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Cynthia Anderson, MD
(229) 903-9767
409 Christophers Ct
Waleska, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 2001

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Ronald George Steis, MD
(770) 740-9664
2500 Hospital Blvd Ste 490
Roswell, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Northside Hosp, Atlanta, Ga
Group Practice: Atlanta Cancer Care

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Kenneth Lee Haile, MD
(770) 793-7500
100 Market Place Blvd
Cartersville, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Kennestone Hosp, Marietta, Ga; Emory Cartersville Med Ctr, Cartersville, Ga
Group Practice: North Georgia Radiation

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Curtis R Miles
(770) 720-7789
205 Waleska Rd
Canton, GA
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Kathleen Lon, MS
(678) 445-2200
2230 Towne Lake Pkwy Bldg 1100 Ste 140
Woodstock, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Steven Leland Mc Cune, MD
(770) 281-5100
2627 Hampton Park Dr
Marietta, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1996

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Satyen Rajendra Mehta, MD
(770) 386-7253
100 Market Place Blvd Ste 200
Cartersville, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1998

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Dr.Madhurima Uppalapati
(770) 386-7253
100 Market Place Blvd # 200
Cartersville, GA
Gender
F
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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