Cancer Awareness

LGBT+ people are at an elevated risk for many types of cancer.

  • Lesbian women have higher risk factors for breast cancer including higher rates of nulliparity (never having given birth), alcohol and tobacco use, and obesity.
  • LGBT adults likely have higher rates of smoking-related cancers, including lung cancer.
  • 28% of transgender individuals have put off getting care due to fear of discrimination.
  • LGB survivors are 60% less likely than others to self-report good health.

You can learn more about cancer in LGBT communities at:

http://www.lgbthealthlink.org/Assets/U/Documents/FactSheets/cancer-lgbt-communities.pdf

Cancer Awareness Events

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