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John Gerard Terry, MD
(406) 248-2212
153 Springhaven Dr
Princeton, WV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Hosp & Health Ctr, Billings, Mt; Frances Mahon Deaconess Hosp, Glasgow, Mt
Group Practice: Northern Rockies Cancer Ctr

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Muhammed Idrees Khokhar, MD
(304) 487-6065
200 New Hope Rd Ste 3
Princeton, WV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1971

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Mary L Kistner, MD
(304) 589-7080
PO Box 3273
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 1
Graduation Year: 1977

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Mary Louise Kistner, MD
(304) 589-7080
PO Box 3273
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Charles Gabe
(304) 425-1960
210 New Hope Rd
Princeton, WV
Specialty
Radiation Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Princeton Radiation Oncology

Charles E Gabe
(304) 425-1960
210 New Hope Rd
Princeton, WV
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Rowena Gonzales-Chambers
(304) 425-1453
1 Undercliff Ter
Princeton, WV
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Joel Anthony Schor, MD
(304) 325-8104
1027 Frederick St
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Bluefield Reg Med Ctr, Bluefield, Wv
Group Practice: Bluefield Hematology

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John Francis Di Stefano, MD
(304) 466-0654
HC 77 Box 53A
Hinton, WV
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1974

Data Provided by:
Muhammed Khokhar
200 New Hope Rd
Princeton, WV
Specialty
Medical 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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