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Cancer and the LGBT Community

Unique Perspectives from Risk to Survivorship

  • First book ever written on cancer in LGBT communities

  • Offers an in-depth look at the most up to date research in this field

  • Provides a roadmap for future researchers, policy makers, advocates and health care providers

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    • Ulrike Boehmer, Ronit Elk
    Pages 1-4
  3. Understanding and Reducing the Risk for Cancer

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 5-5
    2. Addressing Behavioral Cancer Risks from a LGBT Health Equity Perspective

      • Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen, Charles P. Hoy-Ellis, Maria Brown
      Pages 37-62
    3. Smoking in the LGBT Community

      • Jack E. Burkhalter
      Pages 63-80
  4. Screening for Cancer in LGBT Populations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 81-81
    2. Cancer Screening in Lesbian and Bisexual Women and Trans Men

      • Melissa A. Clark, Ulrike Boehmer, Samantha Rosenthal
      Pages 83-98
    3. Cancer Screening in Gay and Bisexual Men and Transgender People

      • Thomas O. Blank, Lara Descartes, Marysol Asencio
      Pages 99-114
  5. Cancer Survivorship

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 115-115
    2. Breast Cancer in Lesbian and Bisexual Women

      • Ulrike Boehmer
      Pages 141-157
    3. Gay Men and Prostate Cancer: Opportunities to Improve HRQOL and Access to Care

      • Gilad E. Amiel, Heather H. Goltz, Evan P. Wenker, Michael R. Kauth, Tae L. Hart, David M. Latini
      Pages 159-168
    4. HIV-Associated Cancers

      • Missak Haigentz
      Pages 169-185
    5. Provider-Patient Issues for the LGBT Cancer Patient

      • Michele J. Eliason, Suzanne L. Dibble
      Pages 187-202
    6. Needs of LGBT Cancer Survivors

      • Liz Margolies, Charles Kamen
      Pages 203-226
  6. Cancer at the Intersection

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 243-243

About this book

Cancer and the LGBT Community: Unique Perspectives from Risk to Survivorship covers the scope of current knowledge of cancer in the LGBT community across the entire cancer continuum, from understanding risk and prevention strategies in LGBT groups, across issues of diagnosis and treatment of LGBT patients, to unique aspects of survivorship and death and dying in these communities. Each chapter includes an in depth analysis of the state of the science, discusses the many remaining challenges and unanswered questions, and makes recommendations for research, policy and programmatic strategies required to address these. Focus is also placed on the diversity of the LGBT communities. 

Issues that are unique to cancer in LGBT populations are addressed including the social, economic, and cultural factors that affect cancer risk behaviors, barriers to screening, utilization of health care services, and legislation that directly impacts the health care of LGBT patients, healthcare settings that are heterosexist, and unique aspects of patient-provider relationships such as disclosure of sexual orientation, and the need for inclusion of expanded definition of family to include families of choice.

The implications of policy change, its impact on healthcare for LGBT patients are highlighted, as are the remaining challenges that need to be addressed. A roadmap for LGBT cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, survivorship, including treatment and end of life care is offered for future researchers, policy makers, advocates and health care providers.

Keywords

  • LGBT
  • cancer prevention
  • cancer risks
  • cancer survivorship
  • inequity in health

Reviews

“This book addresses the inadequacy of care of cancer patients among the LGBT community and discusses the challenges that need to be addressed. … The audience includes practitioners addressing needs of this community, including common concerns and treating and screening suggestions. The book is also aimed at policy makers and advocates.” (Jessica C. Baxter, Doody’s Book Reviews, September, 2015)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Community Sciences, Boston Univ. School of Public Health, Boston, USA

    Ulrike Boehmer

  • College of Pharmacy, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA

    Ronit Elk

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-15057-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)