Podcast: Breast Cancer Care for LGBTQ+ People
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