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LGBTQ+-Friendly Dana-Farber Clinicians and Staff

  • The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation has regularly recognized Dana-Farber as a Health Equity Index Top Performing Healthcare Facility based on our approach to, and practices for, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community.

    Dana-Farber specialists provide expert treatment, care, compassion, and understanding for the types of cancers for which LGBTQ+ patients are at particular risk.

    Laura and her family

    Laura's Story

    Before we knew our son had cancer, we brought him into the ER, where he was initially diagnosed with a sinus infection, although they did additional bloodwork to confirm nothing else was wrong. When the results came through (showing that he had ALL), a nurse called our home, but refused to give me the results, even though I was legally his parent. It made an already traumatizing situation so much worse. We are so grateful that we never experienced anything like that during his time at the Jimmy Fund Clinic. The fact that our son had two moms was just never an issue. It was really amazing.

    — Laura, mother of a survivor of pediatric acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)