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Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
(612) 624-2620
425 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN
Clinic Type
Cancer

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Dr.Joseph Leach
(952) 403-2031
1415 Saint Francis Avenue #200
Shakopee, MN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: St Francis
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Linda Kay Wilmarth, MD
(952) 920-4915
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar, Mn
Group Practice: Minneapolis Radiation Oncology Pa

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Margaret Ann Heisel, MD
(612) 813-5940
12511 Briarwood Ter
Minnetonka, MN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1976

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Gary Lee Grammens, MD
(612) 455-2050
9324 Wyoming Ave S
Bloomington, MN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Methodist Hosp, Minneapolis, Mn; Fairview -University Med Ctr, Minneapolis, Mn

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Eva M Gallaghe, MS
(952) 380-3498
5635 Fairway Dr
Excelsior, MN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Lee Nisley Newcomer, MD
(952) 217-8331
12125 Technology Dr
Eden Prairie, MN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1976

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Richard Thomas Zera, MD
(612) 931-9018
4956 Woodhurst Ln
Minnetonka, MN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), General Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Other, Russian, Vietnamese
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Abbott Northwestern Hosp, Minneapolis, Mn; Hennepin County Med Ctr, Minneapolis, Mn
Group Practice: Allina Medical Clinic Northfield Office; Associates In General & Vascular Surgery Ltd

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Neil Robert Hoffman, MD
(952) 936-5612
715 2nd Ave S
Hopkins, MN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1964

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Stephen D Williams, MD
(612) 944-0333
5225 Grandview Sq Apt 308
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1971

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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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