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AlohaCare: The Road to Recovery

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Cancer treatment is taxing on patients physically and emotionally. Just getting to appointments can be a major source of stress.

Tannya Joaquin explains how volunteers are helping out in our "Monthly Check Up."

Sharon Tsujimoto relies on the Road to Recovery, a free American Cancer Society program to get to and from all of her chemotherapy appointments.

Laureen Okumura became a volunteer driver 9 years ago.

"It's really hard for people with radiation because they go everyday."

In Hawaii there are that about 6,000 people per year have onset of cancer diagnosis. That's roughly 100 per week.

The Cancer Society is looking for more volunteer drivers, especially in town, Leeward Oahu, and the neighbor islands.

For more information, visit http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/SupportProgramsServices/Programs/road-to-recovery.

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