ProPublica presents to us the case of a 62-year-old Colorado woman who had a common enough problem for women in late middle age: A fast-growing lump in her chest and no health insurance. She qualified for a state-run women’s health services program that funds mammograms for low-income people. Great! Except funding for the program comes from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 1990′s Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality Prevention Act restricts these funds to people who were identified as female at birth.
To state the obvious, women who are transgender can get breast cancer. All humans can get breast cancer, actually, and should be aware of unusual changes in their chest tissue.