In the News: Transgender Women Benefit from Prostate Cancer Screenings.

Submitted by UCSF Urology on May 5, 2023 at 6:03 pm
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Transgender women keep their prostates after gender-affirming surgery, and as a result are still at risk for prostate cancer. But the extent to which they’re at risk has been unclear up to now. A first-of-its-kind study led by UC San Francisco estimates the risk at about 14 cases per 10,000 people. Read more here.

Nik-Ahd F, De Hoedt A, Butler C, et al. Prostate Cancer in Transgender Women in the Veterans Affairs Health System, 2000-2022. JAMA. Published online April 29, 2023. doi:10.1001/jama.2023.6028

Transgender women are still at risk for prostate cancer
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