Oncology Essentials

The Psychosocial Needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender Patients With Cancer

Liz Margolies

lesbian, gay, bisexual, LGBT
CJON 2014, 18(4), 462-464. DOI: 10.1188/14.CJON.462-464

Because of discrimination and secrecy, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people have poorer health outcomes, which include an increased risk for certain cancers and additional challenges in cancer treatment and survivorship. The oncology nurse also should be aware of issues of LGBT sexuality and the impact that oncology treatment may have on the LGBT patient's immediate and long-term sexual functioning.

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