Prevention

The lowdown on lung cancer


Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women. According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 out of 4 cancer deaths are from lung cancer.

Three Ways to Lower Your Lung Cancer


Risk factors

  • Smoking tobacco
  • Exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Family or personal history of lung cancer

Warning signs

  • A persistent cough that gets worse over time
  • Constant chest, arm or shoulder pain
  • A cough that produces blood
  • Shortness of breath wheezing or hoarseness
  • Repeated episodes of pneumonia or bronchitis
  • Swelling of the neck and face
  • Loss of appetite or weight
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Clubbing of fingers


If you are a current or former smoker, you may be eligible for lung cancer screening. Talk to your doctor if you are:

  • Age 55-74 (men and women)
  • Have at least a 30 pack-year of smoking history and currently smoke, or have quit within the past 15 years (30 pack-years = 30 years at 1 pack a day or 15 years of two 2 packs a day)


Or call Queen’s Imaging at 808-691-7171 for more information. Queen's Imaging is available at The Queen's Medical Center, Queen's Physicians Building 3, and The Queen's Medical-Center-West Oahu.

How to become a patient at the Queen’s Cancer Center

You have a choice in your cancer care. Your first step is to ask your primary care doctor for a referral to the Queen’s Cancer Center. Your doctor can contact us at 808-691-8777 and fax your records to 808-691-8780. Once a referral is made, we can schedule an appointment with you.
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