Kevin Heslin's research found gay and bisexual black men are less likely to be tested for prostate cancer than men of any other racial and ethnic backgrounds regardless of Los Angeles, CA--Gay and bisexual black men are less likely to be tested for prostate cancer than men of any other racial and ethnic backgrounds regardless of their sexual orientation, according to a recent study by a researcher at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science. Heslin, an assistant professor at Charles Drew University, examined prostate and colorectal testing rates based on sexual orientation, race and ethnicity.
Today I thought I would introduce the topic of prostate health. Problems with the prostate can be broken down into three main areas, infection and inflammation, enlargement, and cancer. What is the prostate?
Edited By Jane M. Ussher Janette Perz B. Simon Rosser.
Studies suggest that gay and bisexual men are affected by the psychological aspects of prostate cancer treatment differently than that of heterosexual men; however the data have not yet been synthesized. Titles and abstracts were checked by two reviewers. The six studies that met the inclusion criteria were selected and reviewed for quality and the extracted data were then synthesized.
UK doctors and surgeons have formulated what is probably the world's first clinical guidance on anal sex before, during, and after diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer. This consensus guideline, which is aimed at clinicians as well as gay and bisexual men with prostate cancer, recommends that men should abstain from receiving anal sex for a period of time before, during, and after certain tests and cancer treatments. It also warns of possible risks to sexual partners from exposure to radiation.
Study record managers: refer to the Data Element Definitions if submitting registration or results information. This study advances research in three areas. First, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men with documented disparities, yet it is severely under-researched.
Prostate cancer is the most prevalent invasive cancer among menaffecting nearly one in eight at some point in their lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control. But the unique challenges facing gay and bisexual men with prostate cancer have largely gone unaddressed. Men who have sex with men MSM are less likely to get regular prostate cancer screenings, and those who are diagnosed are less likely to have familial and social support, according to research cited by the National Institutes of Health. And if their health care provider is not culturally competent, gay and bisexual men are much less likely to understand how treatment will impact their quality of life.
Image courtesy of Harrington Park Press. Ussher, Janette Perz and B. Of the hundreds of thousands of studies devoted to prostate cancer, only 88 small-scale efforts have focused on understanding the experiences of GBT individuals with prostate cancer.
Simon RosserBadrinath R. Introduction: This is the first known study to investigate what gay and bisexual men are offered and what they try as rehabilitation to address the sexual and urinary effects of prostate cancer treatment. Methods: A total of gay and bisexual men with prostate cancer were recruited from a large male cancer survivor support and advocacy website.