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Male transgender breast cancer patient shares his experience in NYT piece

https://www.facingourrisk.org/XRAY/transgender-breast-cancer
Full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/17/health/transgender-health-care-breast-cancer.html

Denise Grady’s New York Times piece presents the struggles faced by Eli Oberman, a male transgender patient who was diagnosed with breast cancer, including the difficulty of being the only male patient in gynecologist waiting rooms that are full of women. (12/21/16)

Expert Guidelines

Current recommendation for cancer screening in transgender people

In June 2016, the University of California Center for Excellence in Transgender Health published the second edition of Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People, which include the following guidelines for cancer screening and treatment:

Both the New York Times article and the guidelines emphasize the need for health care providers to assure that the medical system is treating transgender patients with appropriate care.

The University of California Center for Excellence in Transgender Health published the second edition of Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People, which include the following recommendations for cancer screening and treatment:

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Open Clinical Trials

The following studies are enrolling people from the LGBTQ+ community. 

Visit our Featured Research Page and Research Search and Enroll Tool to find additional studies enrolling people with, or at high risk for cancer. Note: Most of these trials are geared towards cisgender people.

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