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Cancer and the LGBT Community

Unique Perspectives from Risk to Survivorship

Editors: Boehmer, Ulrike, Elk, Ronit (Eds.)

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  • 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
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-15057-4
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Hardcover $179.99
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Softcover $169.99
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  • Due: 18 de noviembre de 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34936-7
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About this book

This book 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.

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)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for Mexico (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-15057-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-15056-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.99
price for Mexico
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: 18 de noviembre de 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34936-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cancer and the LGBT Community
Book Subtitle
Unique Perspectives from Risk to Survivorship
Editors
  • Ulrike Boehmer
  • Ronit Elk
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-15057-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-15057-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-15056-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34936-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 331
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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