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David Eugene Joyce, MD
(317) 277-9724
13976 Hearthside Ct
Granger, IN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1992

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William S Kamand, MR
(219) 296-3304
6319 University Commons
South Bend, IN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Toby S Kramer
(574) 258-1100
620 W Edison Rd
Mishawaka, IN
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Bilal Ansari
(574) 237-1328
707 Cedar St
South Bend, IN
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Binh Nguyen Tran
(574) 237-8000
707 Cedar St
South Bend, IN
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Dr.William Kamanda
(574) 968-4100
6319 University Commons
South Bend, IN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Liberia, Am Dogliotti Coll Of Med, Monrovia
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: Elkhart General
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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William Saa Kamanda, MD
(574) 968-4100
And Oncology Associates 6319 State Road 23
South Bend, IN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Liberia, Am Dogliotti Coll Of Med, Monrovia, Liberia
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Elkhart Gen Hosp, Elkhart, In; Lagrange Community Hosp, Lagrange, In
Group Practice: Elkhart Clinic Llc; Elkhart Family Physicians Of The Elkhart Clinic Llc

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Thomas Albert Troeger, MD
(574) 237-1328
707 Cedar St Ste 200
South Bend, IN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hosp Of South Bend, South Bend, In; St Josephs Med Ctr, South Bend, In
Group Practice: Michiana Hematology Oncology Pc

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Dean Park
(574) 204-6700
211 N Eddy St
South Bend, IN
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Rudolph M Navari, MD
(574) 631-3793
250 Nieuwland Sci Hall
Notre Dame, IN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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