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:
Cancer Awareness Events