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Keywords

bisexual, breast cancer, cancer screening, endometrial cancer, gynecology, lesbian, LGBTQ+, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer

 

Authors

  1. Panganiban, Jannelyn M. MSN, RN
  2. O'Neil, Jean DNP, FNP-BC

Abstract

Abstract: Lesbian and bisexual women may be at an increased risk for gynecologic infections and breast cancer due to a higher prevalence of factors such as obesity, smoking, and lower pregnancy rates. This article discusses the role of healthcare professionals in preventive screening for breast and gynecologic cancers and promoting healthy living in these patients by avoiding smoking, maintaining an ideal body weight, and limiting alcohol consumption.