Cervical cancer screening low among lesbians

Female nurse and doctorsBY THE SEATTLE LESBIAN

The rate of routine screening for cervical cancer is low among lesbians, according to a new study.

More awareness about screening for this type of cancer among the lesbian community is needed to reduce the risk for the disease in these patients, the researchers said. Specifically, improved communication between patients and their doctors is the key to raising awareness about cancer screenings.

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