“I think everyone who has a cancer diagnosis remembers the exact moment that they were diagnosed,” said Diane P. “For me, it was when I was on my way to pick up my youngest daughter from school.”
The news was life-changing. Diane wondered if she would still be there to see her three daughters grow up, graduate and get married.
Because Diane had a family history of breast cancer, she always made the time for monthly breast self-exams. As a result, she was able to find the lump early and wasted no time in contacting her doctor to get tested and take the next steps toward treatment.
The team at The Queen’s Medical Center provided expert care to Diane through her surgery and recovery. Routine activities that she once took for granted, like brushing her hair, were impossible after surgery because she couldn’t lift her arms. Thankfully, she was able to rely on the compassionate staff for help.
Today, Diane is cancer-free and attributes her good bill of health to early detection and her team of doctors, nurses and staff at Queen’s. Her life is back to normal and she appreciates every minute of it, from picking up her kids at school to being able to dance hula again. Diane believes that cancer changed her perspective. What she thought was once mundane is actually another day she now has.
Queen’s Cancer Center
Queen’s patient-centered, multidisciplinary cancer center offers advanced technology in a comfortable place of healing to aggressively treat all types of cancer. It brings together every aspect of cancer diagnosis and treatment planning, minimizing the need for patients and their caregivers to make outpatient visits to different providers, or to travel to the mainland for treatment.
The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu is proud to be a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center, which takes cancer care in Hawaii to the next level.
To learn more about the Queen’s Cancer Center and our two locations that serve patients in Honolulu and Ewa Beach, click here.