Oncologists Espanola NM

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Peter John Lindberg, MD
(505) 662-3450
3917 West Rd Ste 225
Los Alamos, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Los Alamos Med Ctr, Los Alamos, Nm
Group Practice: Los Alamos Medical Clinic

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Dr.Peter Lindberg
(505) 662-3450
3917 West Rd # 225
Los Alamos, NM
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1965
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: Los Alamos Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Nobuhiko Tokita
Los Alamos, NM
Specialty
Radiation Oncology
Associated Hospitals
National Lab Ms 880 Ls 1

James Lipsett
(505) 889-9639
Tesuque, NM
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

Francisco Ampuero, MD
(505) 843-7813
500 Walter St NE Ste 508
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Boliviana Mayor San Francisco X Chuguisaca, Fac Cien, Sucre
Graduation Year: 1967

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Alice Louise Rock, MD
(215) 590-1000
Apt C 20 Arroyo Ln
Los Alamos, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
Graduation Year: 1987

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Barbara Ruth Bogart, MD
PO Box 34157
Santa Fe, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1974

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Peter Lindberg
(505) 662-3450
3917 W Rd Ste 170
Los Alamos, NM
Specialty
Oncologist
Associated Hospitals
Los Alamos Medical Center

Cherie Jean Hayostek
(505) 820-5233
455 St Michaels Drive
Santa Fe, NM
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Aroop Mangalik, MD
(505) 272-4946
900 Camino De Salud NE MSC 08-4630,
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kgs Med Coll, Univ Of Lucknow, Lucknow, Up, India
Graduation Year: 1958

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What To Do About Benign Tumors of the Hand

Benign tumors may not spread and cause death but they can create significant problems just the same. Tumors of the hand (the focus of this article) can wrap themselves around nerves, cut off blood supply, and cause fractures. Undiagnosed and untreated, they can invade surrounding soft tissues and eat away at the bone causing significant loss of motion, deformity, and disability.

Although benign tumors of the hand are fairly common, there are no large studies comparing one treatment to another. Therefore, today's modern treatment is largely based on the hand surgeon's experience and what little information can be gleaned from case studies published in medical journals.

That's why these two hand surgeons combined their knowledge and expertise in presenting an up-to-date review on benign tumors of the bone and soft tissues of the hand. They base their recommendations on studies that are available and on their own experiences. The authors point out the fact that many tumors in the hand are treated based on similar tumors in other parts of the body, not necessarily from experience or evidence with hand tumors.

Benign tumors under consideration can affect the bone (e.g., osteoid osteoma, cysts, giant cell tumors), cartilage (e.g., osteochondroma, enchondroma, periosteal chondroma, fibromas), fat/connective tissue (e.g., lipomas, giant cell tumor of tendon sheath), nerves (e.g., Schwannoma, neurofibroma), and blood vessels (e.g., glomus tumor).

The authors discuss each one of these benign tumors, their clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment. The diagnosis is made when patients observe an odd lump under the skin or hard bump on the bone. Concern about what this might be brings them into see the doctor. Pain, swelling, and local tenderness are the most common symptoms (when symptoms are present).

X-rays or other diagnostic imaging tests (CT scan, MRI) and biopsy help make the diagnosis. Many times, it's quite obvious that the problem is a benign tumor of the hand so biopsy isn't necessary.

Conservative (nonoperative) care may be possible for some tumors. Aspirin for pain management seems to work well for osteoid osteomas (benign bone tumors). Radiofrequency ablation (a heat treatment) has been tried for other tumors of this type elsewhere in the body.

A few studies have been published with mixed results of radiofrequency ablation with hand tumors. The structures of the hand are so small, it's easy to damage the small bones of the hand, as well as the tiny nerves, and blood vessels.

But many tumors must be carefully removed, a procedure called surgical excision. If a large amount of bone is removed, bone replacement called grafting may be needed to fill in the hole. When the cartilage is involved, the surgeon does everything possible to preserve the joint surface.

If bone fracture has already occurred (and that's why the patient was diagnosed), treatment involves removing the tumor as well as healing t...

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