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From structural barriers and binary patient forms to gendered diseases, “queer cancer” can be fraught with bias and bad assumptions.
A new survey also finds that one third of LGBTQ cancer patients and survivors experienced discrimination in health care settings.
LGBTQ disparities exist in cervical cancer prevention—including HPV vaccines—and in rates of anal cancer, notably among those with HIV.
Plus: Buy a “Queer Blood America” work by artist Jordan Eagles, who fights the FDA’s discriminatory ban on blood donors.
Here are six ways that cancer uniquely affects LGBTQ+ individuals.
By recording such details, clinicians can aid in improving LGBTQIA+ health disparities, argues a researcher.
A community leader and academic, Simmons also led the DC-based HIV nonprofit Us Helping Us. He died of prostate cancer.
Researchers think that higher use of tanning beds may drive this difference between gay and bisexual men and heterosexuals.
The founder of the National LGBT Cancer Project discusses the community’s unique challenges—and how to overcome them.
In the past, he was accused of misusing data, showing religious bias and discriminating against gay men and people with HIV.
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