Breast cancer rates among Asian-American women rising, study finds

A doctor looks over a mammogram image in an undated file photo. (KABC)

A study conducted by the Cancer Prevention Institute of California shows an increase in breast cancer rates among Asian-Americans in the state.

While breast cancer rates have plateaued or declined for some racial groups, they have been steadily rising among Asian-Americans since the late 1980s.

Researchers with the institute found the largest increase in Koreans and Southeast Asians. Japanese-Americans showed the slowest increases.

For more information, visit http://www.cpic.org.

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