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National Asian Breast Cancer Initiative Launches New Campaign 'Asian Women Don't Get Breast Cancer'
Date:10/29/2013

ill meets Asian women diagnosed with breast cancer who, like her, were initially told by their healthcare providers that "Asian women don't get breast cancer."

A number of Asian-American social media influencers have also agreed to become Asian Breast Cancer Advocates and formally take part in the initiative. Together, NABCI's Advocates have a reach on their social media channels. Some of these advocates include: Kelly Hu, actress; Jen Wang and Diana Nguyen, Co-Founders of DISGRASIAN.com; Anna Park, Editor-in-Chief of Audrey Magazine; Jeannie Mai, Television Personality; Jocelyn Wang, Editor-in-Chief of 8Asians.com; Phil Yu, Editor at AngryAsianMan.com; Lisa Wong, Editor-in-Chief Hyphen Magazine; Lynn Chen, Actress and L Blogger at Actor's Diet; Maggie Hsu, Co-Founder of MochiMag.com; Arika Sato, Youtube Personality, Tina Craig, Founder of Snob Global Media and Crystal Lee, Miss California 2013 and Miss America 2013 Runner-Up.

Overall, there are five key reasons why the initiative is specially designed to target Asian women. First, although there seems to be a pervasive stereotype among medical professionals that "Asian women don't get breast cancer," a spokesperson for NABCI said it is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and one of the leading causes of death among Asian women in the U.S.

Second, because a large percentage of Asian-American women are from Asia, where an estimated 70 percent do not get regular mammograms, Asian women in the U.S. are also the least likely to get a regular mammogram,
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