OncoLink

Links to Useful LGBT Resources

Carolyn Vachani, RN, MSN, AOCN
The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Last Modified: August 27, 2013

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.

The National Coalition for LGBT Health: A coalition committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and communities through public education, coalition building and advocacy that focus on research, policy, education and training.

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.

The Mautner Project: Improves the health of lesbians, bisexual, and transgender women who partner with women, and their families, through advocacy, education, research, and direct service. We envision a healthcare system that is guided by social justice and responsive to the needs of all people.

The Body, an HIV/AIDS Resource: This article addresses cancer in the HIV infected population.

American Cancer Society: Transgendered and Transsexual Individuals Access to Care and Cancer Disparity Facts.