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Cancer Information in Asian and Pacific 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.

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

American Cancer Society Asian Language Materials

Chinese | Korean | Vietnamese

 

Chinese

Cancer Facts for Women
Gives an overview of the cancers that most frequently affect women, and also details who is at risk for developing the cancers, as well as the guidelines for early detection. The cancers discussed are breast, lung, colorectal, skin, endometrial, ovarian, and cervical.
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Five Lifesaving Things You Can Do
Provides healthy choices to reduce cancer risk.

Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment: A Guide for Patients and Families
This guide can help you and your loved ones learn about your nutrition needs and cope with treatment side effects that may affect how well you can eat.
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Caring for the Patient with Cancer at Home: A Guide for Patients and Families
This guide offers general information about caring for a person with cancer at home. It lists the more common problems people with cancer experience, signs of problems you can look for, and some ideas for things you can do if problems come up. It also lists some of the more common treatments and possible side effects that go with them.
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Breast Cancer Overview
An easy-to-understand overview of breast cancer, including risk factors, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, staging, treatment, and after treatment.
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Mastectomy: Patient Guide
This booklet offers the patient information about adjusting to a mastectomy and resuming the activities of daily living. 
- English version available by calling 1-800-227-2345 (may include additional updates)

Lumpectomy: Patient Guide
This booklet offers information about adjusting to a lumpectomy and resuming activities of daily living.
- English version available by calling 1-800-227-2345 (may include additional updates)

Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy
Provides the facts needed to make an informed decision about breast reconstruction. 
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Exercises After Breast Surgery
This booklet describes and depicts various exercises to acquire range of motion of the arm after breast surgery.
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Breast Cancer Dictionary
Dictionary with breast cancer-specific terms for the diagnosed patient. 
- English version available by calling 1-800-227-2345 (may include additional updates)

Colorectal Cancer - A Patient Guide
An easy-to-understand overview of colorectal cancer, including risk factors, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, staging, treatment, and after treatment.
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Colon Testing Can Save Your Life
Explains the importance of regular testing for colon cancer.
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Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Overview
An easy-to-understand overview of non-small cell lung cancer, including risk factors, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, staging, treatment, and after treatment.
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Small Cell Lung Cancer Overview
An easy-to-understand overview of small cell lung cancer, including risk factors, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, staging, treatment, and after treatment.
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Liver Cancer Detailed Guide
If you (or a loved one) are worried about developing liver cancer, have just been diagnosed, are going through treatment, or are trying to stay well after treatment, this Detailed Guide can help you find the answers you need.
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Cancer Survivors Network Brochure
Information about our online community created by and for cancer survivors.

Nearing the End of Life - Simplified
Nearing the End of Life - Traditional
Get answers to some of the questions that patients and family members ask about what to expect during the last few months of life.
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Korean

Cancer Facts for Women
Gives an overview of the cancers that most frequently affect women, and also details who is at risk for developing the cancers, as well as the guidelines for early detection. The cancers discussed are breast, lung, colorectal, endometrial, ovarian, and cervical.
- View English version (may include additional updates)

Breast Cancer Overview
An easy-to-understand overview of breast cancer, including risk factors, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, staging, treatment, and after treatment.
- View English version (may include additional updates)

Colorectal Cancer Overview
An easy-to-understand overview of colorectal cancer, including risk factors, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, staging, treatment, and after treatment.
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Colon Testing Can Save Your Life
Explains the importance of regular testing for colon cancer.
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Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Overview
An easy-to-understand overview of non-small cell lung cancer, including risk factors, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, staging, treatment, and after treatment.
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Small Cell Lung Cancer Overview
An easy-to-understand overview of small cell lung cancer, including risk factors, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, staging, treatment, and after treatment. 
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Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment: A Guide for Patients and Families
Good nutrition is especially important if you have cancer because both the illness and its treatment can affect your appetite. This guide can help you and your loved ones learn about your nutrition needs and cope with treatment side effects that may affect how well you can eat.
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Vietnamese

Cancer Facts for Women
Gives an overview of the cancers that most frequently affect women, and also details who is at risk for developing the cancers, as well as the guidelines for early detection. The cancers discussed are breast, lung, colorectal, endometrial, ovarian, and cervical.
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Colon Cancer and How to Prevent It [VIDEO]
This three-part video was developed to educate Vietnamese-American men and women about colorectal cancer prevention and early detection. The video is entirely in Vietnamese, and comes with an English companion guide. It was produced by a collaboration of members of the Vietnamese community in Minnesota, Vietnamese Social Services of Minnesota Cancer Education Program, the American Cancer Society, Minnesota Cancer Alliance, Get Your Rear in Gear and others. Clicking the link will take you to the video at the EthnoMed.org Web site.

Colon Testing Can Save Your Life
Explains the importance of regular testing for colon cancer.
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If You Have Prostate Cancer
This easier reading booklet is for the newly diagnosed patient and covers topics related to diagnosis and treatment.

If You Have Breast Cancer
This easier reading booklet is for the newly diagnosed patient and covers topics related to diagnosis and treatment.

If You Have Colon or Rectal Cancer
This easier reading booklet is for the newly diagnosed patient and covers topics related to diagnosis and treatment.

If You Have Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
This easier reading booklet is for the newly diagnosed patient and covers topics related to diagnosis and treatment.

If You Have Small Cell Lung Cancer
This easier reading booklet is for the newly diagnosed patient and covers topics related to diagnosis and treatment.

 

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.