HONOLULU - A federal judge decided Monday to delay Katherine Kealoha's trial so that she can seek treatment for cancer. 

Federal Judge Michael Seabright requested her doctor provide more details in a hearing Monday at federal court, and said there was an obvious need for continuance based on her diagnosis and treatment plan. The trial was moved to the week of May 20th.

Court documents released on Friday state Kealoha's doctor recommends she receive immediate treatment for cancer. The documents don't explain what type of cancer she has, what kind of treatment she needs, or any other details about the diagnosis. 

Kealoha has requested trial delays before. She recently claimed she was suffering from a mental condition, but after medical evaluations, a judge ruled she was mentally competent to stand trial.