Great Family

Great Family: Cancer Awareness and Prevention

In today’s world, there is still a lot of misunderstanding about cancer in the community. It’s very important for our viewers to understand that a cancer diagnosis does not mean the end of the world. In fact, with the right type of treatment, support from family and friends, and a positive attitude from the patients themselves, there’s still a great chance of keeping this disease under control. In this new episode of Great Family, we’re so happy to have Dr. Angela Sun from Chinese Community Health Resource Center and Dr. Edward Chan to talk about Cancer Awareness and Prevention. Undoubtedly, it will be even better if we can prevent this disease from the very first beginning, and that’s why is very important for us to build healthy eating habits and exercise more.

Here’s a tip from Dr. Angela Sun:

“Don’t ignore the emotional needs of yourself and your family. It’s very important to do more research and understand the existing resources for cancer patients in the community. Don’t fight with cancer by yourself; be sure to ask for help from your friends and family, as well as the community.”

“Great Family” series airs the last Sunday of each month at 10:30pm on KTSF.

Great Family is a multi-media initiative which highlights family related health and social issues affecting the Asian-American community. Each month, a Great Family tip is delivered via 30-second broadcast vignettes featuring experts in the fields of medicine, nutrition, education, business, etc. The complete, long form version of each expert interview is made available for streaming on greatfamily.ktsf.com and is broadcast on the last Sunday of each month at 10:30pm on KTSF-TV.

Mina Li is the Associate Director of Public Affairs, and Host of Mandarin Journal and Great Family at KTSF 26. She works directly with non-profit organizations in producing and screening Public Service Announcements, representing KTSF at events, and coordinating telethons. Mina was the President of Northern California Chinese Media Association for 2011 and 2012, and serves on the American Heart Association Western States Affiliate as 2013 to 2014 Commission of the Health Equity Task Force. She also serves on the Gum Moon Women’s Residence as a Board Secretary, and the Chinese Community Health Resource Center as a board member. In 2010, Mina was honored by the Chinese Consolidated Women’s Association and the Chinese Consolidated Family Association as an Outstanding Chinese American of the Year. She has also emceed community and fundraising events for Miss Chinatown USA, Miss Teen, US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe “My Dream” Charity Performance, etc. Mina hosted and produced various TV programs at KPST 66, KCNS 38, CCTV and Beijing TV in the past. She earned her BA degree in Radio & Television from San Francisco State University.