Digital Rectal Exam Haddon Township NJ

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.

Umur Mehmet Atabek, MD
(856) 342-3005
3 Cooper Plz
Camden, NJ
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1980

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Merrill Kingman Shum, MD
(856) 963-3572
3 Cooper Plz Rm 211
Camden, NJ
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Kumar Rajagopalan
(856) 342-2439
3 Cooper Plz
Camden, NJ
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Neil A LaChant
(856) 342-2439
3 Cooper Plz
Camden, NJ
Specialty
Hematology, Hematology / Oncology

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Steven Joseph Di Biase, MD
(856) 342-2301
1 Cooper Plz
Camden, NJ
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1994

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Kumar Rajagopalan, MD
(856) 963-3572
3 Cooper Plz Rm 215
Camden, NJ
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jawaharlal Inst Of Post-Grad Med Educ, Madras Univ, Pondicherry
Graduation Year: 1987

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Robert Allen Somer, MD
(856) 963-3572
3 Cooper Plz Rm 211
Camden, NJ
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr, Stony Brook Ny 11794
Graduation Year: 1997

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Noel Melitta Kramer
(856) 342-2023
1 Cooper Plz
Camden, NJ
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Samuel Lee Hughes, MD
(856) 342-2581
1 Cooper Plz
Camden, NJ
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1996

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James Stevenson
(856) 968-7433
3 Cooper Plz
Camden, NJ
Specialty
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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