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Transgender Cancer Survivors Need Complex Survivorship Care

According to a study published in Cancer, transgender cancer survivors have complex medical needs that would be best addressed by a multidisciplinary team of providers in order to tackle transgender survivorship care, specifically within the context of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and depression.

Researchers also indicated that clinicians should be aware of the higher prevalence of cancer among transgender men and a potential survivorship bias among transgender individuals. Given these findings, clinicians and health services should target gender nonconforming survivor’s depression and health behaviors in order to improve survival and should also focus on the complex comorbidities of transgender men and transgender women. 

“This study speaks directly to the previously identified need to conduct more research concerning transgender cancer survivors’ needs and addresses…

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