STATE CANCER HEALTH BRIEFS
Research shows that cancer continues to be the leading cause of death among Asian Americans (AAs). AAs also continue to experience the lowest screening rates (breast, cervical, colorectal cancers) compared to all other racial groups. Among AAs, breast cancer is the most common cancer, followed by prostate, lung, colorectal, liver, and stomach cancers. Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) share a similar burden in common cancers such as breast, prostate, lung, and colorectal as non-Hispanic Whites (NHW), but they face higher risks from cancers such as stomach, liver, and uterus. In addition, NHPIs have higher cancer incidence rates compared to AAs.
The cancer health briefs below provide information and data on the top 21 states with the largest Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations. Included in the health briefs is the most up-to-date cancer information available that identifies current cancer trends for each state. Also included are demographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey 2011, except where otherwise noted, and AA and NHPI data to show population change, languages spoken, income, educational attainment, and health insurance coverage for each state. Health departments and community organizations can utilize this state-specific information to increase cancer awareness and promote action on the impact of cancer among AA and NHPI communities across the nation. Targeted ethnic-specific community prevention and screening efforts are critical to reducing AA and NHPI cancer disparities as well as understanding social factors such as migration, acculturation, and geography that impact how AA and NHPI communities receive and access care.
We encourage you to utilize and share these cancer health briefs with your colleagues and social media network. To download, please click on the specific state below:
ETHNIC SPECIFIC CANCER HEALTH BRIEFS
The ethnic specific health briefs provide data on the ethnic population, cancer data, and prevention and detection practices. Health departments, hospitals and community organizations cancer learn more about the health and cultural issues that affect these groups through these health briefs.
For more information, contact:
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Asian & Pacific Islander National Cancer Survivors Network
450 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94108
Tel: (415) 954-9988
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APIAHF would like to thank the following authors and contributors who made this Cancer Health Briefs Project possible:
Scarlett Lin Gomez
Trixy Joy Manansala