Hawai‘i Mesothelioma Patients Have Premier Cancer Facility at Queen’s Cancer Center
For Hawai‘i mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer patients, a premier cancer treatment facility is the Queen’s Cancer Center. Queen’s Cancer Center is located at Hawai‘i’s largest hospital, Queen’s Medical Center, and is centrally located on Punchbowl Street near downtown Honolulu. The Queen’s Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Community Cancer Center Program. Queen’s is also a partner in a consortium working with the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center to bring state of the art, cutting edge medical treatment and care to Hawai‘i’s people diagnosed with mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer. The goals of the Queen’s Cancer Center are in keeping with the mission of Queen’s Medical Center: to fulfill the legacy of Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV in providing excellent health care for native Hawai‘ians and all the people of Hawai‘i.
Queen’s Cancer Center Is Prestigious NCI Community Cancer Center Program
Although Hawai‘i is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, thousands of miles away from the continental US, men and women in Hawai‘i who are diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer or any other asbestos-related cancer, are afforded first rate, top notch medical care at Queen’s Cancer Center. Darlena Chadwick, Vice President of Patient Care at Queen’s, says that the designation of Queen’s Cancer Center as an NCI Community Cancer Center Program means that Queen’s is recognized as a leader in supporting investigator-initiated studies and translational oncology research. This means that Queen’s is making every effort to support cancer researchers who are bringing their research from the laboratory into the clinical setting to affect people’s lives and their cancer outcomes.
Mesothelioma Patients Have Patient Navigators to Assist
Patient navigators will help a mesothelioma or lung cancer patient being treated at the Queen’s Cancer Center. When you or a loved one is being treated for mesothelioma, it may feel overwhelming to make and coordinate all of the necessary appointments. For one, Queen’s Medical Center is comprehensive. The physicians’ offices are connected by a walkway to the hospital. The labs, radiology, imaging, nuclear medicine, and other services are all located at the medical center.
A patient navigator assigned to you will help you make appointments in the order in which they make the most sense. The patient navigators are specially trained individuals who are very caring and sensitive to your personal needs and wishes. Besides the coordinating of appointments, the patient navigator can provide educational materials, help you with financial assistance matters and even direct you to available support groups.
Clinical Trials Are Important for Hawai‘i Mesothelioma Patients
One of the goals at the Queen’s Cancer Center is to enroll as many patients on clinical trials as possible. Clinical trials are the way that horrific diseases—once thought to be incurable—do become curable, with favorable outcomes for patients. Being treated at a state of the art facility like the Queen’s Cancer Center with board certified oncologists will afford a mesothelioma patient the best possible opportunity to have as successful an outcome as possible. The Queen’s Cancer Center’s motto about clinical trials is: “Today’s Treatment: Results of Yesterday’s Research”.
As the state’s largest hospital, the oncologists and radiation oncologists who are well known in Hawai‘i for the good work they do all have privileges to treat patients at Queen’s Medical Center.
“Leave No Therapy Untried” Helps Mesothelioma Patients
Another guiding principle at the Queen’s Cancer Center is “Leave No Therapy Untried”. With someone like the mesothelioma patient in mind, this means not only the availability of such things as robotic surgery or being the only Hawai‘i hospital with two 64-slice CT scanners and a 64-slice PET/CT scanner, but also the ability to offer massage therapy and acupuncture. A person faced with a serious illness such as mesothelioma will be comforted to know that Queen’s Cancer Center is concerned for the care of the whole person.
The Galiher Law Firm Applauds Queen’s Cancer Center’s Care of Mesothelioma Patients
Over the last three decades of representing Hawai‘i mesothelioma clients and others diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases, the attorneys and staff at the Galiher law firm are thrilled and delighted to see the state of the art diagnostics, treatment and care available at medical institutions like Queen’s Cancer Center. We are especially heartened to see the strides being made in cancer care so that clients and their families can have better outcomes.