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Narjust Florez: Enough! Lung cancer is a disease of women
Apr 2, 2024, 05:50

Narjust Florez: Enough! Lung cancer is a disease of women

Narjust Florez shared a post on X/Twitter:

“This last week, I met two Hispanic women <50 years old with newly diagnosed lung cancer. They didn’t come to the clinic to see me, they were in the hospital.

Both of them were ignored and gaslighted about their symptoms for MONTHS! Enough! Lung cancer is a disease of women.”

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Source: Narjust Florez/X

Narjust Florez is the Associate Director of the Cancer Care Equity Program and a thoracic medical oncologist at the Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center. She is the principal investigator of the Sexual Health Assessment in Women with Lung Cancer (SHAWL) Study, the largest study to date evaluating sexual dysfunction in women with lung cancer. She received the 2020 Rising Star award by the LEAD National Conference for women in hematology and oncology. In addition, Dr. Florez founded the Florez Lab in 2019. The laboratory focuses on lung cancer, social justice issues in medicine, and medical education.