APAMSA CANCER INITIATIVE
--BREAST CANCER ACTIVITY
INFO BOOTH AT COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR
Many schools participate in community health fairs, where
you can set up a breast cancer information booth.
Before the health fair, print brochures provided at the
following websites in the primary languages of your target
During the informational session, focus on prevention and
early screening techniques. Provide cards from primary care
centers that offer mammograms.
If possible, give out the APAMSA pink ribbons to visitors,
explain its meaning, and encourage them to tell others about
Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness,
Research and Training (AANCART ) has flyers in
Asian Pacific Islander Cancer Education
Materials Tool (APICEM) = search engine
JPG Template will be placed here that can be
modified and printed out
Newspaper ad templates
Shower door hanger for BSE (breast self-exam) in
APAMSA Goes Pink Shirts
Guys have shirts too. Keep back blank?
Rough idea: Tribute to original pink Breast Cancer
The APAMSA pink ribbon is in the shape
of the Chinese character for “woman.” The
heart in the center symbolizes a woman’s
love for her family and her life—reasons to
perform routine breast cancer screening
tests, including mammograms and self
Existing Community Events
2 Day walk
Susan G. Komen race for the
ACS Relay for Life
All night team relay
Physician and Co-founder of Bay Area group, Asian
American Cancer Support Network (www.aacsn.org)
Japanese American breast cancer survivor, active in raising
awareness about cancer in Asian Americans, shared story
symposium organized by the Intercultural Cancer Council
Carrie Ann Inaba?
Participated in May 2009 EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women
in New York
Once chapters have committed to holding an
APAMSA Goes Pink event, co-directors will
assist in assessing local resources
List of organizations from National Asian
Women’s Health Organization (NAWHO)
Examples of Resources
Examples of Resources
Breast cancer is on the rise among APA
women. We need YOUR help in getting the
word out. Join us in an education
campaign to empower Asian American
Women with knowledge. Let them know
that they are not alone in the fight against
In the Shower
Fingers flat, move gently over every part of each breast. Use your
right hand to examine the left breast, left hand for the right breast.
Check for any lump, hard knot, or thickening. Carefully observe any
changes in your breasts.
Before a Mirror
Inspect your breasts with your arms at your sides. Next, raise your
arms high overhead.
Look for any changes in the contour of each breast, a swelling, a
dimpling of the skin, or changes in the nipples. Then rest your palms
on your hips and press firmly to flex your chest muscles. Left and
right breasts will not exactly match—few women's breasts do.
Place a pillow under your right shoulder and put your right arm
behind your head. With the fingers of your left hand flat, press your
right breast gently in small circular motions, moving vertically or in a
circular pattern covering the entire breast.
Use light, medium, and firm pressure. Squeeze the nipple; check for
discharge and lumps. Repeat these steps for your left breast.