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Cancer Information in Asian and Pacific Languages

From the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society offers information about cancer including prevention, early detection, treatment, and managing side effects in the following Asian languages:


Asian Pacific Islander Cancer Education Materials

APICEM logoUse this search tool to find cancer information in Asian or Pacific Islander languages from credible health organizations including The American Cancer Society.

These materials have been screened by the contributing organizations for medical accuracy and cultural relevance. The contributors remain solely responsible for their content. All materials remain copyrighted and property of the providing contributors.

APICEM is made possible by cooperation from The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training (AANCART).


Related Websites

American Cancer Society California Chinese Unit
Describes the history and current activities, including Relay For Life and Tell A Friend, of the volunteers of the American Cancer Society California Chinese Unit. Links to additional websites of interest are also provided.

National Cancer Institute
Coordinates the National Cancer Program which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients. Information is currently available about cervical cancer screening in Vietnamese translation, and on the importance of regular mammography for women ages 40 and older in Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese translations. See the NCI's Lifelines Cancer Education Series here.

Hepatitis B Foundation
A national non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life of those affected by hepatitis B worldwide through research, education, and patient advocacy. Information on this website is available in Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Korean, Vietnamese, and Spanish.

Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training
The first Asian American Special Population Network funded by the National Cancer Institute. The goal of AANCART is to build a robust and sustainable infrastructure to increase cancer awareness, research, and training among Asian Americans in order to reduce the burden of cancer among Asian Americans. Five regional AANCART sites are located in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, New York, and Seattle. Information is available on many health issues including breast, cervix, bowel, skin and prostate cancers, as well as hepatitis B, immunizations, and smoking. Translations are available in Cambodian, Chinese, English, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. (NOTE: not all topics are available in every language listed.)

Health is Gold!
Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project, University of California, San Francisco
The mission of Health is Gold! is to improve the health of Vietnamese living in the United States. The mission is accomplished through various strategies including working with community members to identify salient health problems, developing community-based, culturally-appropriate interventions with Vietnamese community participation, evaluating the interventions using rigorous scientific research methodology, and disseminating the research results for replication.

SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information in Asian Languages
SPIRAL is a joint initiative of the Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library and the South Cove Community Health Center. SPIRAL provides access to consumer health information in the following Asian languages: Chinese, Hmong, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Thai, and Vietnamese. It also contains links to a variety of Asian and Pacific Islander health resources.