Celebrating Cancer Survivors

Posted on June 1, 2017

June is National Cancer Survivor Month and June 4th is National Cancer Survivors Day®. National Cancer Survivors Day is a day to celebrate and recognize cancer survivors, inspire those recently diagnosed, and, most importantly, to celebrate life. As part of the 30th annual National Cancer Survivors Day, cancer survivors and supporters in communities around the […]

Cancer Support: Educational Series with Dr. Falit

Posted on March 2, 2017

Join Benjamin Falit, M.D., radiation oncologist at Pacific Cancer Institute, for the first in a series of educational cancer events.  Dr. Falit will speak about radiation therapy and its role in cancer care. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 8, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the ‘Ike Le’a Building at Uh […]

Caring for Our Veterans

Posted on December 2, 2016

Did you know? – There are currently 24 million veterans living in the United States. – Veterans exposed to Agent Orange are 50% more likely to develop prostate cancer than unexposed veterans. – There are 10,000 veterans who are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. – According to a 2009 study, military women are 20%-40% […]

The Importance of Getting a Second Opinion

Posted on November 30, 2016

A recent article from CancerConnect.com, a patient-focused cancer website, suggests that if you have been diagnosed with cancer, seeking a second opinion will allow you to learn more about your cancer type and make truly informed decisions about treatment. The article recommends that all cancer patients should consider seeing at least one additional expert after […]

Early Diagnosis: These Five Cancer Screenings Are Recommended

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One of the ways you can reduce your risk for cancer is by getting screening tests that can help find cancer at an early stage, before symptoms appear. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat or cure.  By the time symptoms appear, the cancer may have grown and […]

Beam Begins Battle on Cancer Cells

Posted on October 16, 2012

The Pacific Cancer Institute of Maui is undertaking a nearly $7 million expansion and renovation project, primarily to accommodate a new, $3 million machine for radiation surgery and therapy.