Cancer and LGBTQ Resources
June 28, 2019

LGBTQ Cancer Resources

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex individuals are at greater risk for some cancers and may be less likely to access necessary and appropriate diagnostic and treatment resources. The cancer experience, in addition to the stigma around sexuality and/or gender for an LGBT person navigating the medical system, can have a negative effect on a person’s health, both physically and emotionally. Whether you are friend, family, partner, diagnosed patient or patient navigator, there is recent research to help you gain insight. Here are some useful resources:

»Cancer resources for the LGBT community
Comprehensive list provided by the National LGBT Cancer Network

»Breaking Down Health Care Barriers for LGBT Community
American Cancer Society article explains barriers to getting routine health care for LGBT persons

»Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Cancer Survivors Face Challenges
American Cancer Society article summarizes results from a Boston University and Harvard University study indicating lesbian, gay, bisexual, and other non-heterosexual cancer survivors have a lower quality of life than heterosexual cancer survivors

»LGBT Health
Peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting optimal healthcare for all sexual and gender minority persons worldwide, providing an international forum focusing on developments in LGBT health research, clinical practice, and policy

»Transgender Health
The first peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to addressing the healthcare needs of transgender individuals throughout the lifespan, identifying gaps in knowledge as well as priority areas where policy development and research are needed to achieve healthcare equity