Cancer and the LGBT Community: Special Issues and Concerns
Originally broadcast November 17, 2011
Stephanie Blank, MD
New York University School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Division of Gynecologic Oncology.
Cristina Moldow, LMSW
Lesbian Cancer Initiative Coordinator The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of New York City
Approximately 10% of the population is estimated to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). This population exhibits higher rates of cancer-related morbidity and mortality due to certain risk behaviors, nulliparity, hormone use, changed body image following gender reassignment surgery and decreased access to preventive, screening and therapeutic services. Participants will receive an overview of the barriers to care encountered by members of the LGBT community affected by or at risk for cancer and information and resources to better address these barriers and provide culturally sensitive, appropriate services to this population.
After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:
- Identify barriers to health care faced by those in the LGBT community
- Identify increased risks for cancer among specific LGBT populations
- Increase knowledge of appropriate cancer screenings and preventive care for LGBT individuals
- Learn about culturally-sensitive strategies which have helped to reduce barriers to cancer care among this population
This program is offered in partnership with: The New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Chronic Disease Control, Cancer Survivorship Initiatives; the University at Albany, School of Public Health; The Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of New York City; and The National LGBT Cancer Network.
Continuing Education Credits
School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
It has been assigned Provider Code PA# 157N.
Course code PA# 157N-280; 1.0 contact hour.
School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the MSSNY to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for the CHES to receive 1.0 Category 1 CECH in health education.
Continuing education credits are available until November 2014.
The planners and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.
No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.