Breast cancer rates have been steadily increasing among Asian-American women over the past 15 years, as the disease has seemed to stabilize in other racial groups, according to a study released this month. Researchers say it calls attention to the need to understand how different health problems can affect various Asian-American populations. Researchers examined breast cancer trends among women in the San Francisco Bay Area from seven different Asian-American groups from to Breast cancer rates among Japanese Americans seem to have leveled off, more closely resembling the patterns among non-Hispanic white women. Women of Filipino, Korean, and South Asian descent tend to be in more advanced stages of breast cancer by the time the disease is diagnosed, according to the study. She had inflammatory breast cancer that had travelled through her lymph nodes.
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Asian American women may be at risk for developing osteoporosis porous bones , a disease that can be prevented and treated. Studies show that Asian Americans share many of the risk factors that apply to white women. As an Asian American woman, it is important that you understand what osteoporosis is and what steps you can take to prevent or treat it. Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become less dense and more likely to fracture break. If not prevented or if left untreated, bone loss can progress painlessly until a bone breaks, typically in the hip, spine, or wrist. A hip fracture can limit mobility and lead to a loss of independence, and vertebral fractures can result in a loss of height, stooped posture, and chronic pain.
What It's Like To Be An Asian American Woman In STEM Today
Asians Americans in science, tech, engineering, and math STEM fields are in a unique position: While Asian American workers are often overrepresented, women in the community are typically underrepresented in these industries. And sexist bias, coupled with the harmful "model minority" myth, can be enormously damaging. A survey of 3, Asian American STEM workers conducted by The Atlantic in found that they felt that they had to prove themselves more than their colleagues of other ethnicities, and women, in particular, felt heightened pressure to defy racial stereotypes and excel.
As an Asian American woman, I have struggled with my identity and place in society. Working in the engineering industry, I find myself surrounded mostly by men, especially white men in leadership positions, and while this situation has never stopped me from pursuing my career, it can be discouraging at times when I see the lack of diversity in leaders. Why are women and Asian Americans not rewarded and promoted at the same rate as our white counterparts? How do we change the status quo so diversity is not just a benchmark statistic but actually results in inclusion?