Cancer and the LGBT Community: Unique Perspectives from Risk by Ulrike Boehmer, Ronit Elk

By Ulrike Boehmer, Ronit Elk

This bookcovers the scope of present wisdom of melanoma within the LGBT group around the complete melanoma continuum, from knowing threat and prevention suggestions in LGBT teams, throughout problems with analysis and remedy of LGBT sufferers, to special features of survivorship and dying and death in those groups. each one bankruptcy comprises a close research of the nation of the technological know-how, discusses the various ultimate demanding situations and unanswered questions and makes thoughts for study, coverage and programmatic ideas required to deal with those. concentration is additionally put on the range of the LGBT communities.

Issues which are specific to melanoma in LGBT populations are addressed together with the social, financial and cultural elements that have an effect on melanoma hazard behaviors, obstacles to screening, usage of future health care providers, and laws that at once affects the healthiness care of LGBT sufferers, healthcare settings which are heterosexist and designated features of patient-provider relationships similar to disclosure of sexual orientation and the necessity for inclusion of extended definition of relatives to incorporate households of choice.

The implications of coverage switch, its influence on healthcare for LGBT sufferers are highlighted, as are the rest demanding situations that have to be addressed. A roadmap for LGBT melanoma prevention, detection, analysis, survivorship, together with therapy and finish of existence care is obtainable for destiny researchers, coverage makers, advocates and future health care companies.

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Cancer survivorship and sexual orientation. Cancer. 2011;117(16):3796–804. Chapter 4 Addressing Behavioral Cancer Risks from a LGBT Health Equity Perspective Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen, Charles P. Hoy-Ellis and Maria Brown Abstract Accounting for individual, community, and societal factors, as well as historical context and life-course events, we utilize a Health Equity model to consider behavioral risks and identify social determinants that may influence cancer risks in LGBT populations. Based on data from available research, we provide estimates of the prevalence of behavioral risks in LGBT communities, including excessive drinking and substance abuse, obesity, poor nutrition and diet, and physical inactivity.

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