When Writer Ira Feinstein was diagnosed with the BRCA1 breast cancer gene at just 20 years old, he was determined to learn everything he could about genetic research. Nearly a decade later, a landmark study led Ira to get a mastectomy and hysterectomy. During this podcast, Ira describes his unique patient journey, elaborating on the pitfalls of navigating the medical system as a trans man.
“I looked at my medical records because I was moving from one cardiologist to another, and I noticed that they had ‘she’ all over the notes. And it was a very strange experience because the doctor had been very welcoming, and he had said he had worked with trans patients before.”
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