Adventist Health Castle’s Oncology team helps Joleen Cordeiro fight cancer and spread aloha spirit

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HONOLULU (HI Now) - Joleen Cordeiro was diagnosed with breast cancer after her doctors noticed a shadow in her lymph nodes. They found a microscopic tumor in her breast, which initially scared Joleen. “When you first hear the diagnosis, as with all human reactions, it’s death and dying,” she said. Joleen decided to become aggressive in her journey for life, taking every opportunity for treatment head on. As a Kaneohe native, Adventist Health Castle was the perfect place to seek help.

Adventist Health Castle offers many new and innovative therapies such as immunotherapy, molecular targeted therapy, and other advanced procedures that weren’t available 5 years ago. Adventist Health Castle Oncologist Dr. William Loui says that most patients are opting out of chemotherapy, and are proceeding with other forms of treatment that are effective and allow for shorter hospital visits.

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