Joni Aldrich SOS: Supporter of Survival

Cancer SOS: LGBT, A Cancer Crisis

October 14, 201350 min
Host: Joni Aldrich Guests: Myrna Duarte (American Cancer Society) & Richard Heimler (Survivor) Topic: Cancer Concerns in the LGBT Population. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community are about 10 percent of the population who may experience barriers to care and healthcare professional discrimination, personal attitudes, and perceptions. General cancer issues noted were: more likely to smoke than general population, not having a Pap smear, less likely to have a mammography, more likely exposure to hepatitis B virus infection, and increased likelihood of some types of cancer—even AIDS-related cancers. (For a copy of this interview go to, click on Joni Aldrich, episode 3/5/12) Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on To learn more about Joni, go to

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