American Cancer Society (Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese)
The American Cancer Society offers a range of Asian language materials on cancer and, more specifically, breast cancer.
Tel: 1-800-ACS-2345 or 1-866-228-4327 (for TTY)
Asian Pacific Islander Cancer Education Materials Tool (American Cancer Society)
The APICEM Tool allows you to search a database for links to websites containing Asian or Pacific Islander cancer education materials. You can search for breast cancer-specific information and from a list 20 Asian and Pacific Islander languages.
Asian Pacific Islanders Women’s Health (Samoan, Cambodian, Chinese and Thai)
The goal of this article is to break the language barriers which discourage many women from seeking cancer screening services. The article provides information about mammograms, breast health and what to expect during treatment.
Breast Screening – The Facts (Available in 19 languages)
Online and hardcopy breast screening information brochures are available through the UK National Health Services. The brochure includes detailed information about preparation for a breast screening procedure and what to expect during the procedure. It is available in multiple languages: English, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, French, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Kurdish (Sorani), Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese.
NHS Cancer Screening ProgrammesDiagnosing and Treating Breast Cancer – Online Booklet from Breast Cancer Care UK (Available in 8 languages)
Old Fulwood Road
SHEFFIELD S10 3TH
Tel: +44 (0)114 271 1060
Fax: +44 (0)114 271 1089
This online booklet is a comprehensive guide to the phases of breast cancer patients go through beginning with the referral to a specialist and going into the treatments themselves.
Available in Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Polish, Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi and Welsh.
EthnoMed (Available in 9 languages)
EthnoMed is Harborview Medical Center's ethnic medicine website containing medical and cultural information about immigrant and refugee groups in the Seattle, Washington area. It is a joint program of the University of Washington Health Sciences Libraries and Harborview Medical Center's Interpreter Services Department/Community House Calls Program (ISD/CHC).
Breast cancer information available in English, Amharic, Chinese, Khmer, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya, Vietnamese.
EUROPA DONNA is a Europe-wide Coalition of affiliated groups of women that facilitates the exchange and spread of pertinent information concerning breast cancer through the different cultures it represents. Each European Union country has its own group that works autonomously within Europe. Though the organization is primarily a lobby group for breast cancer awareness in Europe, it provides a lot of helpful information about the various aspects of breast cancer.
German Cancer Research Centre/Deutsches Krebsforshungszentrum
This site provides comprehensive information about breast cancer and treatment. You can find several links to various articles which have further information about mammograms, biopsies, therapies, etc.
German Cancer Research CenterHealth Info Translations (Available in 15 languages)
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
Tel: +49 (0) 6221 420
Fax: +49 (0) 6221 422995
Health Information Translations is a collaborative initiative to improve health education for limited English proficiency patients.
Breast Cancer: Information about breast cancer, testing, treatment and therapies. Available in Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, English, French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese Brazilian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese.
Information on preparing for a mammogram and the procedure itself. Available in Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, English, French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese Brazilian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.
Information on the procedure, types of biopsies, homecare and post-biopsy norms. Available in Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, English, French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.
National Cancer Institute/Instituto Nacional del Cáncer
The American National Cancer Institute offers breast cancer-related information in both English and Spanish.
Website: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/breast Netherlands Breast Cancer Association/ BorstkankerVereniging Nederland (Dutch)
This Netherlands-based organization provides extensive Dutch-language information about breast cancer on its website.
Website: http://www.borstkanker.nlOne in Nine (Hebrew)
Volunteers at One in Nine are women who have coped with breast cancer and know what women with breast cancer are going through. The website also runs a forum of volunteer medical advisors who represent various fields related to breast cancer and reply to questions from the public; this forum encourages dialog, mutual support and conversations between its participants.
One in Nine
100 Ussishkin St.
Tel Aviv, Israel.
Tel: +972 (0) 3-602-1717
Fax: +972 (0) 3-602-0506
Ontario Breast Screening Program Resources – Breast Cancer Screening Fact Sheet (Available in 19 languages)
The Ontario Breast Screening Program provides a variety of materials for patient education and promotion of the program. The Breast Cancer Screening Fact Sheet is available in English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Farsi, German, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese.
Cancer Care Ontario Rakpiersi – Breast Cancer Information Page (Polish)
620 University Avenue
Main number: 416-971-9800
Main fax: 416-971-6888
Email enquiries: email@example.com
This site provides Polish-language information about breast cancer, treatment and support services.
Share Cancer Support
Share is a network of English and Spanish speaking women who are survivors of either breast or ovarian cancer or are in the early, recurrent or metastatic stages of the disease. SHARE services include hotlines, support groups, educational programs and advocacy activities. The group is US-based, but has a toll-free breast and ovarian cancer hotline.
New York, NY 10036
What you need to know about Breast Cancer (in French, German and Italian)
“What you need to know about breast cancer” is an online pamphlet published by the pharmaceutical company Sandoz Suisse. It provides information on the nature of breast cancer, its detection, diagnosis and various stages of development. It also deals with treatment and follow-up care methods, rehabilitation possibilities and support for patients with breast cancer. In addition, the pamphlet contains a glossary on the main concepts of breast cancer with explanations, as well as a section on the progress of scientific research in this field. The document also lists some main questions that a patient may want to ask their doctor.
Sandoz Pharmaceuticals SA
6330 Cham 2
Tel.: 041 748 30 80
Fax: 041 748 30 81
YourShoes 24/7 Breast Cancer Support Multilingual Hotline (Available in 150 languages)
YourShoes is a US-based, 24/7 toll-free hotline staffed by trained peer counsellors who are breast cancer survivors.
They offer interpreters in 150 languages. Simply call the YourShoes hotline and state the desired language in English (e.g. "Polish"). The peer counsellor then contacts Language Line Services and requests an interpreter who joins the call to facilitate communication.
YourShoes Support Center