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Introducing an educational module on cancer screening of LGBTQ patients

Author: Alicia St.Hill Champlain Regional Cancer Program

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer (LGBTQ) patients have lower screening rates.

You can do a great deal to improve screening rates by:

  • creating a welcoming and inclusive environment
  • learning about cancer screening information and considerations for your LGBTQ clients
  • learning NEW information about transgender screening

This module, created by the Canadian Cancer Society in collaboration with the Toronto Central Regional Cancer Program, is designed for you to explore LGBTQ screening issues and barriers, and to provide culturally and clinically competent cancer screening services to your patients.

This module is eligible for 0.5 (half hour) Mainpro-M2 credit.

To access the module, please click on the below.

http://www.rainbowhealthontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/CME-LGBTQCancerScreening-English-final.pdf

PLEASE NOTE:

The presentation references Canadian Cancer Society screening guidelines. Ontario guidelines differ for the following slides:

  • Slide 27, the cervical screening age-eligible population is 21-69, not 70.

Slide 28, the Ontario Breast Screening Program age-eligible population is age 50-74.  At age 75, not 70, a conversation a doctor about future screening is recommended.

Image Source: Canadian Cancer Society www.cancer.ca

Image Source: Canadian Cancer Society http://www.cancer.ca


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