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Joseph John Schulz, MD
(757) 873-9400
895 Middle Ground Blvd Ste 200
Newport News, VA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1970

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David Michael Powell, MD
(757) 873-9400
895 Middle Ground Blvd Ste 200
Newport News, VA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1992

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Dr.Elizabeth Harden
(757) 873-9400
1051 Loftis Blvd # 100
Newport News, VA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1977
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: Riverside Reg Med Ctr, Newport News, Va
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Richard A Hoefer, DO
(757) 873-6434
704 Thimble Shoals Blvd Ste 200
Newport News, VA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Spanish, Russian
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Riverside Reg Med Ctr, Newport News, Va; Mary Immaculate Hospital, Newport News, Va
Group Practice: Oyster Point Surgical Assoc

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Christina Prillaman, MD
(757) 595-2752
200 James River Dr
Newport News, VA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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John C Paschold, MD
(757) 873-9400
895 Middle Ground Blvd
Newport News, VA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1997

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John Franklin Kessler, MD
(757) 873-9400
895 Middle Ground Blvd Ste 200
Newport News, VA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Riverside Reg Med Ctr, Newport News, Va
Group Practice: Virginia Oncology Assoc

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Elizabeth Ann Harden, MD
(757) 873-9400
895 Middle Ground Blvd
Newport News, VA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Riverside Reg Med Ctr, Newport News, Va
Group Practice: Virginia Oncology Assoc

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John Q A Mattern, DO
(757) 873-9400
895 Middle Ground Blvd Ste 200
Newport News, VA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Riverside Reg Med Ctr, Newport News, Va; Sentara Hampton General Hosp, Hampton, Va
Group Practice: Virginia Oncology Assoc

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Dr.Mark Ellis
(757) 345-5724
12100 Warwick Boulevard #102
Newport News, VA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ
Year of Graduation: 1977
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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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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