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These individuals work to ensure fair opportunities to prevent, treat and survive cancer.
From structural barriers and binary patient forms to gendered diseases, “queer cancer” can be fraught with bias and bad assumptions.
This year, 21 bills instituting or expanding conscience clauses have been introduced at the state level.
At least 20 states that have limited gender-affirming treatment for minors.
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.
Study shows risk of cancer even after gender-affirming surgery.
The Florida bill also bans hormone therapy, which is used for health issues including menopause, birth control, stunted growth and more.
A lack of local providers knowledgeable in trans care can mean long drives to gender-affirming clinics in metropolitan areas.
An NCCN summit highlights the barriers to high-quality care that LGBTQ people with cancer experience.
Many trans patients have trouble getting their insurers to cover gender-affirming care.
Information and resources catering to their identities may address disparities and help LGBTQI+ people better navigate cancer care.
Promoting sexual health and supportive care after cancer treatment for people of all genders and sexual identities
Transgender men and women, nonbinary people and cisgender men also get breast cancer—but are not reflected in breast cancer campaigns.
Here are six ways that cancer uniquely affects LGBTQ+ individuals.
Oncologists should take gender identity into account in making decisions about cancer treatment.
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