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Beating Breast Cancer Stigma

Oct/08/2023 / by Team SEEMA

Why South Asian women still face myths and misinformation

Young woman in shirt holding folding pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Unfortunately, even though 1 in 8 South Asian women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime, the stigma lingers.

Many women don’t disclose their diagnosis to their family or social circle, and miss out on emotional and social support.

Read more about beating the breast cancer stigma and more in SEEMA’s October 2023 issue.

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