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October 16, 2012

A More Inclusive Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and information about self-breast exams, mammography, and risk reduction tips are all over the media. This information is critical—prevention and early detection are two of the best defenses against breast cancer. But often, breast cancer information overlooks the LGBT community and other minorities. Sexual, gender and other minority women are more likely to experience financial, cultural, or linguistic barriers to adequate health care. This can mean fewer doctor’s visits, mammograms, and less follow-up care. “Breast screening is part of overall health maintenance and lesbians are less likely to go for general care for 
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