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Podcast: Breast Cancer Care for LGBTQ+ People

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edited April 2023 in LGBTQA+ With Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Care for LGBTQ+ People
Apr 7, 2023

Dr. Erik Eckhert explains his research on disparities in breast cancer care for people in the LGBTQ+ community.

In a paper published in JAMA Oncology, Dr. Erik Eckert, of Stanford, and his colleagues found that LGBTQ people with breast cancer faces delays in diagnosis and have a three times higher risk of recurrence than heterosexual cisgender people.

Listen to the episode to hear Dr. Eckhert discuss:

  • the discrimination LGBTQ+ people face when going to doctor's appointments and other healthcare visits
  • why he decided to do the study and what the results were
  • the next steps for this research
  • how LGBTQ+ people can make sure they're getting the best and most appropriate care, whether it's for breast cancer or another issue
Listen now or read the transcript.