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

" the spokesperson noted, adding that studies have also shown that Asian women tend to develop breast cancer at a younger age so it is even more important to get breast cancer exams early.

In addition, the spokesperson noted, Asian-born women who have been living in the U.S. for more than 10 years have up to an 80 percent higher risk of developing breast cancer than their newly-arrived Asian immigrant counterparts.

"Asian females also tend to have 'dense breasts,' where mammograms may miss up to 60% of cancers in women with dense breasts. As a result, Asian females with higher mammographic density may require more expensive and therefore harder-to-approve ultrasounds and MRIs to detect breast cancer early.'

Finally, NABCI was created because there is currently no national organization or project that addresses breast cancer among Asian Pacific Islanders—despite the fact that there are unique cultural, linguistic and genetic challenges specific to Asian women who face this disease.

About National Asian Breast Cancer Initiative:

The National Asian Breast Cancer Initiative (NABCI) is a national initiative organized by a group of influencers, connectors and activists concerned about the unique cultural, linguistic and genetic challenges that Asian women face related to breast cancer. NABCI is a not-for-profit pilot project currently spearheaded by the Privy Groupe (privy.net), fiscally managed by the Asian Pacific Community Fund (apcf.org), and endorsed by the Asian and Pacific Islander National Cancer Survivors Network, which is part of the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (apiahf.org). For more information, please visit www.asianbreastcancer.org

About Privy Groupe:

Privy.net is a private members' club that empowers a select group of globally-minded influencers, connectors and activists whose lifestyles are transpacific in nature. Through our Privy
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