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John Stuart Salmon, MD
606 Mulberry Rd
Derby, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1999

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Robert Lee Franklin III, MD
(334) 273-7000
401 S Vassar St
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: East Alabama Med Ctr, Opelika, Al; Jackson Hosp & Clinic, Montgomery, Al; Baptist Med Ctr, Montgomery, Al
Group Practice: Alabama Oncology Llc

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Paik Nyon Kim, MD
(316) 733-2076
13912 E Pinnacle Dr
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dennis F Moore Sr, MD
(316) 689-9339
3243 E Murdock St Ste 300
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Chan Hyung Park, MD
(316) 682-3100
8814 E Churchill Dr
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seoul Natl Univ, Coll Of Med, Chongno-Ku, Seoul, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1962

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James Edward French, MD
(316) 684-5237
1515 S Clifton Ave
Wichita, KS
Gender
Male
Languages
English
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Wesley Med Ctr, Wichita, Ks; Via Christi Reg Med Ctr -St J, Wichita, Ks

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Paik N Kim, MD
(316) 733-2076
13912 E Pinnacle Dr
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seoul Natl Univ, Coll Of Med, Chongno-Ku
Graduation Year: 1958

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John Loren Kiser, MD
(316) 685-6222
3243 E Murdock St
Wichita, KS
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Wesley Med Ctr, Wichita, Ks; Via Christi Reg Med Ctr -St F, Wichita, Ks
Group Practice: Kansas Surgical Consultants

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Dennis Frederic Moore, MD
(316) 689-9339
3243 E Murdock St Ste 300
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Wesley Med Ctr, Wichita, Ks; Via Christi Reg Med Ctr -St F, Wichita, Ks; Via Christi Reg Med Ctr -St J, Wichita, Ks
Group Practice: Cancer Center Of Kansas Pa; Cancer Center Of Kansas Pa At Medical Arts Tower; Wichita Clinic Murdock

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Nassim H Nabbout
(316) 262-4467
3243 E Murdock St
Wichita, KS
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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