Digital Rectal Exam Sioux City IA

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.

Gregory D Naden
(712) 252-9392
230 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Dr.Donald Wender
(712) 252-0088
230 Nebraska Street
Sioux City, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Sioux City, Ia
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Donald B Wender
(712) 252-0088
230 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Radha Manchambhatla Rao, MD
(712) 252-0088
230 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Kurnool Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Kurnool, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Shelby County Myrtue Mem Hosp, Harlan, Ia
Group Practice: Siouxland Hematology-Oncology

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Stephen Phillip Kahanic, MD
(712) 252-0088
230 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1986

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Stephen P Kahanic
(712) 252-0088
230 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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John Charles Michalak, MD
(712) 252-0088
230 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Sioux City, Ia; St Lukes Reg Medctr, Sioux City, Ia; Shelby County Myrtue Mem Hosp, Harlan, Ia
Group Practice: Siouxland Hematology-Oncology

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John Charles Michalak
(712) 252-0088
230 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Donald Bruce Wender, MD
(712) 252-0088
230 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Emergency Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Sioux City, Ia; St Lukes Reg Medctr, Sioux City, Ia
Group Practice: Siouxland Hematology-Oncology

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Radha M Rao
(712) 252-0088
230 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA
Specialty
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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