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