Digital Rectal Exam Goffstown NH

In this high'tech age, when the under-50 set hears "digital rectal exam," they imagine diagnostic computers and state-of'the-art graphics. The over-50 set, however, knows all too well that the “digital” part means super-low tech. But they endure the exam because finding and eliminating precancerous colon polyps, called adenomas, provide the best defense against developing colorectal cancer, the second most deadly cancer in the West.

DeNis Brin Hammond
(603) 622-6484
200 Technology Dr
Hooksett, NH
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Hematology / Oncology

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Charles Howard Catcher, MD
(603) 622-6484
200 Technology Dr
Hooksett, NH
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1985
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Hospital: Elliot Hosp, Manchester, Nh; Concord Hosp, Concord, Nh
Group Practice: New Hampshire Oncology-Hmtlgy

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Peter H Crow
(603) 622-6484
200 Technology Dr
Hooksett, NH
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Hematology / Oncology

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Gina M Divenuti
(603) 622-6484
200 Technology Dr
Hooksett, NH
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Hematology / Oncology

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Meredith J Selleck
(603) 622-6484
200 Technology Dr
Hooksett, NH
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Meredith J Sellec, MD
(603) 622-6484
200 Technology Dr
Hooksett, NH
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Robert J Friedlander Jr, MD
(603) 622-6484
200 Technology Dr
Hooksett, NH
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Elliot Hosp, Manchester, Nh; Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia, Nh
Group Practice: New Hampshire Oncology

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Meredith Jane Selleck, MD
200 Technology Dr
Hooksett, NH
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Female
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1997

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Danny Michael Sims, MD
(603) 622-6484
200 Technology Dr
Hooksett, NH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1985

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(603) 622-6484
200 Technology Drive
Hooksett, NH
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Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Gut Feelings on Garlic and Gum

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By Kris Kucera

In this high-tech age, when the under-50 set hears “digital rectal exam,” they imagine diagnostic computers and state-of-the-art graphics. The over-50 set, however, knows all too well that the “digital” part means super-low tech. But they endure the exam because finding and eliminating precancerous colon polyps, called adenomas, provide the best defense against developing colorectal cancer, the second most deadly cancer in the West. While healthy living and eating habits help prevent adenomas, researchers from Hiroshima University Hospital in Japan found promising news for people who already have them—aged garlic extract. Taken in 2.4 mL daily doses for 12 months, it significantly reduced the size and reoccurrence of adenomas in diagnosed patients, compared to a similar group taking the control dose of 0.16 mL daily. The research suggests that garlic’s anticarcinogenic compounds diminish the growth and proliferation of potential of adenomas.

When adenomas progress to cancer, doctors often surgically remove the cancerous segment, a procedure called a colectomy. Surprising new research from doctors at California’s Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital shows that patients recovering from colectomies who chewed sugarless gum three times a day for one hour healed more quickly, and left the hospital two-and-a-half days sooner, than those who didn’t.

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