Cancer

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Cancer care is much more than chemotherapy and radiation. It also involves every aspect of life for those who are affected. Can natural energy healing make a difference? Is food actually a form of medicine? On this edition of The Body Show, Dr. Kozak talks with the founders of a cancer retreat center in the islands. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Cancer is the one word that stops everyone in their tracks if they hear it from their doctor. What resources do we have available locally to help? Next time on The Body Show, a discussion with an expert about the latest in diagnosis and treatment trends of cancer in Hawaiʻi. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Cancer. It's a scary word, but when should someone think about enrolling in a clinical trial? Do the results really change the weay cancer is treated in the future? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk with the University of Hawaii Cancer Center about finding a cure.

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Imagine yourself as a “Disease Detective” trying to stitch together clues about how illnesses like cancer and diabetes affects different ethnic groups.

We sat down with Loïc Le Marchand, UH Cancer Center epidemiologist and principal investigator of the study to talk about the Multiethnic Cohort Study (MEC Study) that looked at groups here in Hawaii and in California for two and a half decades. 

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Finding the right cancer treatment. It's more than just picking a place, it's picking a hospital that treats you like your home and covers all aspects of your cancer care. Today on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks with a childhood friend that has faced this challenge and won.

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Cancer. One in three of us will get this in our lifetime or be affected by loving someone who does. What can be done to make this diagnosis even a tiny bit easier? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak talks with a patient-survivor-psychotherapist-author about surviving the storm.

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When anyone hears the word cancer, it can be overwhelming. Learning how to work with the healthcare system is a must, and curing the cancer is the goal. Today on The Body Show, a talk with a patient navigator and survivorship expert about the ways that these members of the care team can make all the difference.

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Radio radiation it can cure cancer by itself or in combination with other treatments like surgery and chemotherapy. Today on The Body Show we'll talk with an expert about how this works and what's coming up in the field of radiation oncology. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Is that uncomfortable sensation in your chest just heartburn or something more serious? Get the details on the signs and symptoms of esophageal cancer on this edition of The Body Show.

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Prostate cancer screening has become a bit of a controversy lately, with concerns about too much testing leading to unnecessary procedures. Join Dr. Kathleen Kozak on The Body Show with a panel of experts as they explore the latest recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer in men.

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  Cancer.  If you hear that word from your doctor, you often don’t hear much else.  What are the next steps if you or a loved one is diagnosed with this disease?  Tonight on The Body Show we're talking with an expert about what happens when you hear those dreaded words and what your can do to make sure you’re receiving the latest in cancer treatments and care. 

  Original Broadcast date: August 17, 2015.  
Dr. Shane Morita is in the studio talking about the latest in the treatment of thyroid cancer amongst our diverse ethnic population, and the newest medication approved by the FDA.

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Gerry Lauzon / Flickr

Cancer touches all of us here in the islands, each year over 6,000 people are diagnosed and 2400 die from this devastating disease. Queen's Medical Center has partnered with MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide the latest in cancer diagnosis and treatment. We'll discuss what this means for our island residents along with the latest in cancer diagnosis and treatment.

 Radiation is one of the mainstays in the treatment of cancer, but how exactly does it work? Dr. Donna Chung, radiation oncologist, will be in the studio to share more about the different types of cancers that are treated with radiation and how research has made this treatment more precise in the fight against cancer cells.  

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Flickr / lindsay-fox

Two leading cancer research organizations are calling for stricter regulation of electronic cigarettes. And it’s prompted local health experts to echo those concerns. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.

Getting a diagnosis of cancer can be a devastating moment for people and their families. The American Cancer Society has been working to help. Dr. Neal Palalay will be in the studio to talk about the latest in cancer care right here in Hawaii.

Training Dogs to Sniff Out Infections

Aug 16, 2013
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Assistance Dogs of Hawaii

We all know that dogs have a keen sense of smell. But researchers on Maui are looking at whether man’s best friend can be trained to sniff out certain types of infections. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.

You can learn more about Assistance Dogs of Hawaii online!

Homestead Land, Ian O'Sullivan, Prostate Cancer Screening, "This is Paradise"

May 13, 2013

It’s Monday, May 13 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

Permit us to discuss revoking revocable permits

Blossom Feiteira is the President of the Association of Hawaiians for Homestead Lands. For 20 years she has helped to build communities with affordable housing and economic development for low-income families, especially for native Hawaiians.

Surviving Cancer in Medical School

Apr 17, 2013

College seniors are beginning to prepare for next month’s graduation --- and for one UH medical student, the event holds a particularly special meaning. HPR’s Molly Solomon caught up with a senior at the John A. Burns School of Medicine whose long journey to becoming a doctor is finally within reach.