An examination of sexual orientation group patterns in mammographic and colorectal screening in a cohort of U.S. women
Cancer Causes and Control, 05/30/2012
Austin SB et al. – Concerns have been raised that unequal healthcare access for sexual orientation minorities may adversely affect cancer screening. The authors found small disparities in mammography and none in colorectal screening, though adherence to colorectal screening recommendations was uniformly very low. Interventions are needed to increase screening in women of all sexual orientation groups, particularly in areas with poor healthcare policies.