Author(s): The Patient Education Institute, Harborview Medical Center

Date Authored: January 1, 2004

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These are reference summaries from a now-retired interactive health education resource. The tutorial explained about breast cancer and was available in Khmer (Cambodian) and Vietnamese, with English pop-up windows.

PDF reference summaries are available in Khmer, Vietnamese and English. See sidebar.

Summary Introduction

The risk of breast cancer among Asian Americans living in the U.S. is relatively low compared to Caucasian women. However, there is concern that the risk of breast cancer rises for Asian American women after migration to the U.S. In the general population, 1 of every 8-10 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. This Reference Summary will help you understand the diagnosis and treatment options of breast cancer.


This resource was a collaborative project between a number of groups and organizations. We would like to thank the following for their support:

  • National Network of Libraries of Medicine/Pacific Northwest Region
  • National Library of Medicine
  • Community House Calls Program, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA
  • Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training
  • Avon Foundation