When Chien-Chi Huang turned 40, she immediately scheduled a mammogram. Her aunt had died from breast cancer at 60 and she wanted to be proactive about screening. “The first mammogram didn’t see anything,” Huang said. “Then two months later, I found a lump under my armpit. By the time I found the lump, the cancer had already spread through the lymph nodes.” Huang’s experience with breast cancer led her to launch the Asian Breast Cancer Project and Asian Women for Health. The volunteer-run groups advocate for Asian women, who have the lowest rates of screening.
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