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Disparities in Cancer Care

Health Insurance Is Key to Improved Equity in Cancer Care
Disparities in Cancer Care
Among the complex causes for the disparities in cancer outcomes, lacking or insufficient health insurance plays a major role. Good insurance coverage contributes to earlier diagnosis and improved treatment for patients with different types of cancers.
Disparities in Care for LGBTQ Patients with Cancer in the United States
LGBTQ & CancerDisparities in Cancer Care
This article offers an overview of the unique challenges affecting the LGBTQ community when faced with a cancer diagnosis, from delayed screenings to isolation and lack of access to resources and best care.
Fighting Barriers to Care for Other Black Women After My Breast Cancer at Age 32
Patient AdvocacyDisparities in Cancer CareBreast Cancer
Maimah Karmo was diagnosed with stage II triple-negative breast cancer at age 32. After her diagnosis, she was emboldened to fight against the injustices and inequalities black women face in navigating medical care.
Racial Disparities in Prostate Cancer Outcomes Not Caused by Biological Differences
Disparities in Cancer CareProstate CancerDiagnosis
This article presents recent studies that shed light on racial disparities in the treatment of black and white men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Disparities in the Treatment and Care of Minority Patients with Cancer
Disparities in Cancer Care
April is National Minority Health Month and National Minority Cancer Awareness Month, a time to reflect and shine a light on the disparities that minority populations face in cancer care.
Disparities in Cancer Care: New Evidence Confirms Access to Health Insurance Improves Survival
Disparities in Cancer Care
A new study makes clear that limited access to health insurance or insufficient insurance coverage accounts for much of the disparity in outcomes seen between black and white patients with cancer in the United States.

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