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Pride Month: Addressing and Overcoming Health Disparities for LGBTQ+ Cancer Patients

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Every June, pride month is celebrated with parades and marches across the country to celebrate diversity, promote dignity and equal rights, and increase visibility. While the COVID-19 pandemic may have put parades and marches on hold for this year, it is more important than ever to celebrate and support community while also acknowledging that there is much work needed in overcoming health disparities in the LGBTQ+ community.

Addressing and Overcoming Health Inequities

Monday, June 15, 2020

We are facing extremely challenging times in our country due to the many layers of crisis and strife affecting our families, our communities and our nation. The tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, as well as COVID-19 disproportionately affecting racial and ethnic minorities, lay bare the racial inequities in our society and magnify very real systemic and institutional injustices. The Cancer Support Community (CSC) will continue to advocate for health care policies that break down inequities and enable all individuals to have access to affordable medical care and support.

Three Things You Need to Know About Breast Cancer & Cancer Disparities

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

When health care providers investigate cancer diagnoses and cancer survival rates, it is important for them to examine the disparities between various demographics and what causes these differences as they may impact treatment decision making and outcomes.

PRIDE Month: Health Disparities and Care for LGBT Cancer Patients

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Every June, LGBTQ+ pride month is celebrated with parades and marches across the country.Studies have shown that the LGBTQ+ community has a higher risk of being diagnosed with certain cancers than non-LGBTQ people. Education around being LGBTQ+ and a cancer patient is growing to support the LGBTQ+ cancer community.

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