Digital Rectal Exam Mattapan MA

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.

Therese M Mulvey, MD
(617) 479-3550
10 Willard St
Quincy, MA
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Commonwealth Physicians Services Inc
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Oncology

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Jorge Tello, MD
(617) 698-0910
630 Adams St
Milton, MA
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De San Carlos, Fac De Cien Med, Guatemala
Graduation Year: 1968

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Carolyn J Hoba, MS
532 Adams St PMB 182
Milton, MA
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Margaret Mary Duggan
(617) 983-7777
1153 Centre St
Boston, MA
Specialty
General Surgery, Surgical Oncology

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Geoffrey K Sherwoo, MR
(617) 983-7160
1153 Centre St
Boston, MA
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Juan C Vera
(618) 825-7333
212 Ashmont St
Dorchester Center, MA
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Hematology / Oncology

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Jorge Enrique Tello
(617) 698-0910
630 Adams St
Milton, MA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

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Mary Therese Brophy
(617) 232-9500
150 S Huntington Ave
Boston, MA
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Hematology / Oncology

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Margaret J Lawler
(617) 983-7777
1153 Centre St
Boston, MA
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Surgical Oncology

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Sreela Ghoshroy, MBBS
617-232-9500 x5544
150 S Huntington Ave
Jamaica Plain, MA
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Internal Medicine, Hematology-Oncology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Calcutta, Med Coll, Calcutta, We
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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