Resources for More Information: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered with Cancer

OncoLink Team
Last Modified: June 1, 2016

The internet can be a valuable resource for a patient who wants to find out more information about their disease. However, remember that not every website contains accurate and reliable information. The websites listed below offer up to date information and resources.

 

The National LGBT Cancer Network

First program in the U.S. to address the needs of LGBT people with cancer and those at risk. They work to improve the lives of LGBT survivors through education, increasing awareness and advocacy.  Includes a listing of LGBT friendly cancer treatment centers in the United States.

http://www.cancer-network.org/

 

LGBT Cancer Network

The National LGBT Cancer Project is the United States first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender cancer survivor support and advocacy nonprofit organization. Our online support group community, Out With Cancer, is committed to improving the health of LGBT cancer survivors with peer to peer support, patient navigation, education and advocacy.

http://lgbtcancer.org

 

National LGBT Health Education Center

The goal of the National LGBT Health education center is to optimize quality, cost effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people by providing educational programs, resources and consultation to health care organizations.

http://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/

 

The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association: Cancer in Our Lives

LGBT individuals are at greater risk for some cancers and less likely to access necessary and appropriate diagnostic and treatment resources. These presentations help to put a personal face on cancer in this community, confront the unique obstacles to care and look at the promising science emerging to prevent some cancers.

http://www.glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&PageID=792&CFID=6141218&CFTOKEN=62452676

 

The Body: An HIV/AIDS Resource

This article addresses cancer in the HIV infected population.

http://www.thebody.com/content/art16834.html

 

Cancer Care

Provides support services and education to the LGBT community including online support groups for LGBT persons coping with cancer.

http://www.cancercare.org/tagged/lgbt

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