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Jack Terry Evjy, MD
(978) 685-7811
21 Bowman Parade Rd
Bedford, NH
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Holy Family Hosp And Med Ctr, Methuen, Ma
Group Practice: Commonwealth Hematology-Onclgy

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Dr.John Jerome Posner
(603) 880-3408
166 Kinsley Street #302
Nashua, NH
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll
Year of Graduation: 1968
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: St. Josephs
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.6, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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James Dennis O'Shea, MD
(603) 886-7900
10 Prospect St Ste 202
Nashua, NH
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1989

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Charles George Leutzinger, MD
(603) 628-1800
1 Elliot Way
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1976

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Donald Raabe Weiss, MD
(603) 663-1800
1 Elliot Way
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Languages
Other
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Hospital And Trauma, Nashua, Nh; Elliot Hosp, Manchester, Nh; Concord Hosp, Concord, Nh; Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Dover, Nh; Exeter Hosp, Exeter, Nh
Group Practice: Elliot Regional Cancer Ctr

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Douglas Tisdale
(603) 880-3408
172 Kinsley St
Nashua, NH
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Dr.Mary Voltz
(603) 880-3408
172 Kinsley Street
Nashua, NH
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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John Jerome Posner, MD
(603) 880-3408
166 Kinsley St Ste 202
Nashua, NH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1968

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Eric M Bonnem, MD
(603) 433-5226
20 Remington Rd
Mont Vernon, NH
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1976

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Thomas Andrew Sheldon, MD
(603) 669-5300
1 Elliot Way
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Elliot Hosp, Manchester, Nh
Group Practice: New Hampshire Medical Lab

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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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