Charles Kamen on Cancer-Related Distress in LGBT Patients

CHARLES KAMEN, PHD
Thursday, March 02, 2017
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Charles Kamen, PhD, University of Rochester Medical Center, discusses the disparity in cancer-related distress that LGBT patients can experience.

Overall, LGBT patients with cancer have a higher level of anxiety than other patients. Kamen hypothesizes this is because LGBT patients have a higher baseline anxiety in their daily life. When those patients are diagnosed with cancer, any anxiety gets added to that baseline.

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