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Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum


Author:APIAHF
Published:November 2013
Type:Fact Sheet
Language:English
Topic:Affordable Care Act » Learn
Affordable Care Act

Author:APIAHF
Published:November 2013
Type:Fact Sheet
Language:English
Topic:Affordable Care Act » Learn
Affordable Care Act

Author:APIAHF
Published:November 2013
Type:Fact Sheet
Language:English
Topic:Affordable Care Act » Learn
Affordable Care Act

Author:APIAHF
Published:November 2013
Type:Fact Sheet
Language:English
Topic:Affordable Care Act » Learn
Affordable Care Act

Author:APIAHF
Published:November 2013
Type:Fact Sheet
Language:English
Topic:Affordable Care Act » Learn

Author:APIAHF
Published:November 2013
Type:Fact Sheet
Language:English
Topic:Affordable Care Act » Learn
Affordable Care Act

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Susan Matsuko Shinagawa

Cancer Survivor and Advocate

Before health care reform, I was denied a biopsy for a prominent and painful breast lump by a surgical oncologist who admonished me that, “Asian women don’t get breast cancer”. After seeking a second opinion and undergoing a surgical biopsy, I was eventually diagnosed with infiltrating breast cancer at the age of 34, and underwent a modified radical mastectomy, followed by combination chemotherapy. Ten years later, routine mammography revealed an unrelated breast cancer in my left breast, for which I underwent a second mastectomy.

Action for Health Justice

APIAHF along with the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) , and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC (Advancing Justice-AAJC) are rising to the challenge and working to get the word out about health reform in AA and NHPI communities.