A study of breast cancer in transgender veterans has identified ten new cases, increasing the total number of published cases in both female-to-male and male-to-female transgender persons.
Patient outcomes, use of cross-sex hormones, and recommendations for screening are presented in an article in LGBT Health.
“Breast cancer in transgender patients is rarely reported, and when it is, it is often in association with hormonal therapy and mentioned as a potential side effect of that therapy, particularly with estrogens,” says LGBT Health Editor-in-Chief William Byne, James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY.
“Cohorts of transgender and transsexual patients followed prospectively, however, have not led to the detection of an increased incidence relative to the general population. Dr. Brown concludes that screening methods in place for non-transgender persons should be sensitively discussed with transgender persons—whether or not they have utilised hormonal therapy—and routinely provided by their clinicians.”
Source: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc