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Kamakahi stays upbeat after cancer diagnosis

By John Berger

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 19, 2014

~~<p>Grammy-winning slack-key guitar master Dennis Kama&shy;kahi is looking forward to going home after checking in to the Queen's Medical Center, where he was diagnosed with lung cancer.</p>
<p>Kamakahi, 60, said he had no idea he had cancer when he went to the hospital with pneumonia last weekend. The Stage 4 cancer &mdash; meaning it had spread to both lungs or other parts of his body &mdash; was discovered during diagnostic tests. At that point pneumonia became a secondary issue, said Kama&shy;kahi, who underwent his first chemotherapy session during the weekend.</p>
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Grammy-winning slack-key guitar master Dennis Kama­kahi is looking forward to going home after checking in to the Queen's Medical Center, where he was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Kamakahi, 60, said he had no idea he had cancer when he went to the hospital with pneumonia last weekend. The Stage 4 cancer — meaning it had spread to both lungs or other parts of his body — was discovered during diagnostic tests. At that point pneumonia became a secondary issue, said Kama­kahi, who underwent his first chemotherapy session during the weekend. Login for more...



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