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Cancer related clinical and cultural information geared to providers.

Provider Guide for “What are Mammograms and Breast Cancer?” A slideshow narrated in Somali
This guide gives background and guidance for providers using the narrated slideshow "What are Mammograms and Breast Cancer?”. The tool itself addresses common barriers to mammography for Somali women and is intended to be shown during clinic visits and facilitate dialogue between clinicians and Somali patients about mammograms and breast cancer.


Breast Cancer in Asian Women
Information about beliefs and attitudes that guide Asian women's health care seeking behavior, with particular focus on Vietnamese women and screening and treatment of breast cancer.

Cancer Risks and Prevention Practices Among Vietnamese Refugees

Article reprinted with permission from Western Journal of Medicine.  By Christopher N. H. Jenkins, MA, MPH, et al. West J Med, July 1990; 153:34-39.


Cultural and Socioeconomic Factors Affecting Cancer Screening, Early Detection and Care in the Latino Population
The goal of this article is to improve rates of cancer screening and cancer outcomes by increasing the medical community’s understanding of the complex cultural and socioeconomic factors affecting Latinos. This article emphasizes cultural issues related to women’s and men's cancers.


Modesty, Sexuality, and Breast Health in Chinese-American Women
Article reprinted with permission from Western Journal of Medicine by Bertha Mo, PhD, MPH, San Francisco, CA. West J Med, September 1992; 157:260-264.